cry down the rain

By FadedBlues

sleep must be something that's
awarded only to the dead

you contemplate things like that
when it's late & you're alone again
on another endless night

staring out the window at the
sorrowful rain that makes it seem
like everything out there is crying

that's when they get up & dance again
those memories buzzing in your head
like piano melodies haunting the cracked
leatherette stools of a long-lamented
boarded up roadhouse

heartbreak that's gone mellow over
the solitary years but still lingers
these faded blues

so you gather up the dismal
pieces of your soul
that still remain

and you pray your silent prayers
to the broken hearted angels
that cry down the rain




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Copyright 2012 FadedBlues
Published on Sunday, October 21, 2012.     Filed under: "Poetry"
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  • A former member wrote: Oh, so intense, sad and well penned. Beautiful.

  • A former member wrote: Oh, this is so beautiful...! :-) Especially the end, last three lines... I like it so much. You have an obvious talent for writing poetry, I am pretty sure of that after reading this poem - and it's the first time I'm reading one of your works here, and I like it. :-) The title is a very ''professionally'' chosen one. ;-) It was the title that attracted my attention... Beautiful. Really. :-)

  • Luther On Thursday, November 22, 2012, Luther (11)By person wrote:

    A wonderful description of melancholy reflections of other places and other times. Well done.

  • Strataic On Sunday, November 4, 2012, Strataic (110)By person wrote:

    Sorrow, forever always and in the Morrow... Scholar

  • Slingnasty On Sunday, November 4, 2012, Slingnasty (142)By person wrote:

    Thank you for posting your work FB awesome

  • A former member wrote: Amazing, I'm adding you as one of may faves ! :D

  • TropicalSnowstorm On Wednesday, October 31, 2012, TropicalSnowstorm (1755)By person wrote:

    Love your style! I like the notion that "that's when they get up & dance again those memories buzzing in your head" - the memories getting up to dance, with the backdrop of the old, cracked imagery. Very effective! Ciao, T/S Scholar

  • Magdalena On Wednesday, October 24, 2012, Magdalena (629)By person wrote:

    A most beautiful write and vision. I love rainy nights :)

  • dwells On Tuesday, October 23, 2012, dwells (4514)By person wrote:

    Best time to sleep, during a good rain, remembering the roadhouse days, cheers!

  • Wr1tt3n V3ng3anc3 On Tuesday, October 23, 2012, Wr1tt3n V3ng3anc3 (165)By person wrote:

    Breath surrendering performance upon the mind! Magnificent and glorious expression...Work and Art of genius!

  • FadedBlues On Monday, October 22, 2012, FadedBlues (2279)By person wrote:

    Friends, thanks. rainy nights & loneliness seem to go hand-in-hand...

  • A former member wrote: this line are so poetic-and you pray your silent prayers to the broken hearted angels that cry down the rain..well thought verse...I like everything here, well done my friend! thank you foe sharing this piece, you'd describe it crisp and clear...

  • Sean Mc Shane On Sunday, October 21, 2012, Sean Mc Shane (618)By person wrote:

    A gentle rain can be soothing, like Mother Nature putting her arm around you. Awesome writing, 'Blues. I've had many nights like that. Cool. later -

  • Nehema On Sunday, October 21, 2012, Nehema (986)By person wrote:

    Endless lonely nights... I've had a few of these lately. Beautifully written FB - XXOO Scholar

  • Invisible Girl On Sunday, October 21, 2012, Invisible Girl (154)By person wrote:

    I can almost hear the rain on a tin roof.. heartbreak that has gone mellow.. this was delicious.

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