EXERCISE Poetry Challenge #9 - Rain

Discussion in 'REFINING WRITING' started by Fluffy, Jan 24, 2011.

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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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  2. 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.
     
  3. 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.
     
  4. 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
     
  5. 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.
     
  6. 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.
     
  7. 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.
     
  8. 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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  9. 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.
     
  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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