Poetry Challenge #9 - Rain

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This challenge is simply to write a poem about anything to do with the rain. It can be any sort of style, as long or short as you want, and write as many as you wish. I encourage you to use BBcodes to make your poem look pretty.

This can be expressed in many ways, really. It can reflect your hatred of the rain, your love of the rain, or just be a poetic way of describing how it effects your senses.

The weather has been very gray and rainy around my neck of the woods, so that's what's inspired this theme. I apologize for this getting up a day late; I've been sickly the past few days.
 
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Roar of thunder,
Thor's hammer crashes
Into the head of a
Sinister Giant.

Peal of silver,
Darkens the sky
With the grey gloom
Of Battling Clouds.

Slash of white,
Bursts forth from
The Heaven's to
Crack the Sky.

Now comes the rain,
Harkened by the
Colours of the Sky
To Cleanse the Earth.
 

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The ravens soar, delivering
Odin's thought, Odin's memory.
The battle is over, and the
Valkyries Ride.
Who has been chosen on
Crimson fields?
Who has been voted
To Odin's Halls of
Valour, to Serve and Fight
On Man's final days?

Spirits rise and soar,
Gloomy Warriors mount
On glorious steeds,
Riding with Valkyries
Rising to Valhalla.
And then the rain falls,
Cleaning crimson fields.
What battle has been
Will soon be forgotten
'Til the end of days.
 

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Once upon a time there was a cloud
It was heavy and large and covered the sky
When it thundered, it was so very loud
And caused some children to cry
Lightening flashed, and the wind started to dance
The sky darkened and the people went inside
Thick raindrops came down, as long and sharp as a lance
But some children remained, their mouths open, paying no mind
 

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Rain

It comes from the sky,
but appears to hit in many directions,
its light when it falls,
wet when it hits,
can bring joy and sadness,
life and destruction,
can be called good or evil,
beautiful or depressing,
there can be much or little,
no one can predict it's actions,
for it is free and untamed.
 

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Rain

Gray raindrops falling,

Pattering on my window,

Soothing me to sleep.



Storm

Rain pours endlessly,


Lightning rips the sky in two,

Thunder shakes the earth.
 
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WarriorHeart

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Pitter-pat, pitter-pat,
I love the constant sound of rain.
But I hate how it rolls
Like sadness down the window pane.

God's own quiet mercy,
Cool drops refresh my burning soul.
Even the passionless
Cannot ignore the water's toll.
 

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What is rain?
Is it simply water falling from the sky?
Or could it be that every drop holds it's own secret goodbye?
What is rain?

What is rain?
Is it the shattered hopes and dreams of those before our time?
Is it the anger, regret, sorrow, and wrongfulness our souls can't leave behind?
What is rain?

What is rain?
Is it angel tears?
Is it children's fears?
What is rain?

What is rain?
That's simple.
Rain is rain.
 
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Pitter, patter,
Rain a-splatter,
Notes of love,
From above.
Hear it splish,
Hear it splash,
Let yourself crash into the feeling.

Falls of water,
Water ways,
Puts yourself,
Into a daze.
Let it flow,
Past your body,
Then bring yourself to tranquility.
 

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This lonely summer,
Come and wash it away,

Gentile rain.

A haiku.

***

The tears of the gods

The end of the world
The end of the world


The tears of the gods
On the end of the world

The tears of the gods
On the day when everything ends


Realizing errors
Over broken mirrors

The tears of the gods
On the day when everything ends

The sky raining
Dreams ending


The tears of the gods
On the day when everything ends


Sorrow of the gods
Now when everything ends

No help for this world
Everything just to cold
No hope left for this world



The tears of the gods
On the day when everything ends


Trapped in your dreams
Punished for your crimes


The tears of the gods
On the day when everything ends


The sky falling on our heads
No use from preying on your hands


The tears of the gods
On the day when everything ends


Sorrow of the gods
Now when everything ends


An empty land
Covered in sand
Without an end


“The tears of the gods
The tears of the gods

On the day when everything ends
If you look up the sky is still blue

The tears of the gods
On the day when everything ends

The sorrow of the gods
On the day when everything ends


Sill when I fall
When I lose all

On the ground I'm but I look up into the sky
Into the blue sky
And then beyond
Any bond


In the mud I fall but I look up the sky
Into the beautiful blue sky

The tears of the gods


And if I look up the sky is sill there
Covered with clouds or stars
Painted in blue or black
Giving me the strength to fare


Into this world filled with pain
Where everyone looks for more to gain

The dust filled fog passes over the wreckage
Of tanks on the battlefields where wars rage


On and on even if it's to the end of the world
Why is everybody so cold


And if you take that desire deep inside you
As a trace of meaning, of a way then you
And the memories of you

Are left behind to be dissolved
But still you will be saved
If you find the strength
To reach out you hand and share the weight

And if you look up the sky is still there
Covered with clouds or stars
Painted in blue or black
Giving you the strength to fare

So don't give up!
Get on your feet!
Get up! Get up! Get up!
Get up and fight for your life!

And if you fall down! Fall down!
Just look up, remember when we meet!
If you fall down! Fall down!
Look into the sky and get back your life!

And if we all look up the sky is still here
As a memory of our screams
As a reminder for our dreams
Even covered with clouds or stars
Or painted in blue or black
It's giving us the strength to fare
It's giving us the hope to care
But even with that
Won't help us now
Not even that
Not now

The tears of the gods
The tears of the gods
On the day when everything ends”


The tears of the gods
On the day when everything ends

Finish me now,
Just finish me now.

The tears of the gods
On the day when everything ends

No reason to stay
But no way to runaway

The tears of the gods
On the day when everything ends


Sorrow of the gods
Now when everything ends

Standing on the rain
Feeling only pain
Staying in vain


The tears of the gods
On the day when everything ends

The tears of the gods
On the day when everything ends

Sorrow of the gods
Now when everything ends


The end of the world
The end of the world


The tears of the gods
On the end of the world


The tears of the gods
On the day when everything ends.

Some notes:
Obviously "Tears of Gods" is a metaphor for rain.
The blue colored parts are the original part of the song when it was made. The green part was a short song "The sky is still here" which I found that cloud be inserted to add a contrast to the original version of "The tears of the gods."
This is meant to be a "to be sung song", basically lyrics.


***
Rain falls


Rain falls

Over the kingdoms
Of blood and gold


Over the forests
Of elves and fairies


Over the seas
Of waves and mysteries


Over the cities
Of stone and people


Over the fields
Of wheat and rice


Rain falls

Over the people
Poor or mighty


Over the rivers
Shift or slow


Over the lands
Near or far


Over the lakes
Big or small


Over the world
Here and there


Rain falls

Upon the soldiers
Onto the markets


Upon the weak
Onto the strong


Upon the trees
Onto the rooftops


Upon the flags
Onto the dead


Upon the living
Onto the world


Rain falls

Slowly and gently
Quickly and harshly


Silently and weakly
Loudly and strongly


Carried by the wind
Straight to the ground


Watched by many
Unnoticed by any


Rain falls
On our beautiful world.
 
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Falling so far down
Little needles
Cold stings
Rolling thunder
Flashing lightning
Loss of power
Whimpers of terror
Children so afraid
Of the storm above
 
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A once beautiful scenery, grass and beautiful outside greenery, became one of a fowl stench and disgusting obscenity

The water, it descended from the heavens above, in it's beautiful transparent absurdity.

The gale became so strong that it could've tested the falcons feathers, and with that ductility.

How absurd the rain was, and when it'd finally come in contact with the ground the soils rose above the emerald grasses, and the rain sang melodic lullabies to the ground below. Such an abnormality

Beautiful indeed, and when the rain recedes you find a reflection. One of yourself,and it is distorted.. Why?

Because just like a human, even a cloud will shed a tear, and come to cry.
 
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Inside my home I stare outside
The rain falls hard and forms a tide
Not enough to take control
But enough to warm my soul

I sorely wish to fling open the door
And twirl around in the down pour
However I have an image to maintain
Alas from playing in the rain I must abstain
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The Trapped man's symphony


In the darkness I forever sit
by thee I am utterly transfixed


I do not need to see
you are the thing that helps me to breathe


pure and transcendent
yet shy and recurrent


You play for me

you offer no price, you preform for me
indeed you are, my greatest symphony


in my cage of shadows and shame
the sound of you erases my blame


in my gilded cage of blood
my memories of you are always good


you never mock, you never jest
in fact, listening to you is what I do best


you never hurt me, you never spurn me
in fact you are the thing that frees me


You sing for me

I am broken, I am nought
but I'd give all that I could, for a single thought


your sound is the most soothing thing I have ever heard
I would place you over any bird


insanity claws at my mind with knives
you are the only balm to my fading life


You preform for me

my breath now slows and my eyes will not open
yet I hear you more often and often


the chains that bind me are now numb
to you I wish I could get up and run


I am fading away, yet no one else will have tears to shed
you are the only one who will cry when I'm dead



You lied to me

My Eden is shattered, I know now what you are
I can hear you drip near and far


I felt you drip upon my hand
now I know I am nothing more then damned



I no longer hear your song
my innocence is now gone


I thought you were my angel, who had come to take me away
but you were just my imagination trying to keep my demons at bay


but now I see that you are just rain
you cannot ease my pain


you are only rain
you cannot drown my shame



you are only rain
you were never there to ease my pain



you are only rain
death is the only thing for me that now reigns


You do not and cannot weep for me

 

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The skies shake with the thunder,
Lighting forks through the clouds.
And below them, a girl stands.

With her face to the sky,
And her hair whipping with the wind,
A girl stands alone.

The rain puddles at her bare feet,
And the heat of late summer has passed,
But still, she stands.

A smile ripples onto her face,
As the thunder roars,
And she shouts.

The grass around her bends,
And her toes curl into the mud.
Standing, staring.

The rain gets harder, faster.
It takes her breath away.
She stands, trembling.

Her body is pummeled with rain,
And her heart swells.
The girl runs.

Bare feet pound on thirsty ground,
She feels like she can fly.
The girl breathes.

But the rain ends, and her wings leave her,
Gone with the clouds that carried her.
The girl waits.
 
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Seeking solace in solitude

The heavens echo my cries

Those of my eyes

My heart

And my soul

As I ponder the enormity

Of my despair

His empathy I feel

In the pouring rain

He wasn't very far away

As I cried

But next to me

Around me

In me

Knowing He loves

Understanding

But now in a very real way

Feeling the love

God had so wanted to show

But which I had

Kept at arm's length

Is now felt

As never before

For today

God cried with me
 
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