A Chapter by Debbie Barry

Written at Basic Training, a poem about rain.




July 3, 1987

Thunder, rain, storming down,
The weather sings my tears away.
The pitter-pat and crashing boom
End a rare and happy day.

Happy still when rain comes down
In this parching, Southern land,
Cooling earth and air and mind,
Helping souls to understand.

Rain from God is sent as blessing,
Tho' God's children curse the rain.
This one child of the Father
Thanks her God for ease of pain.

Fond reminder of my home
Comes concealed in falling rain.
Sunshine thoughts of home soon coming
Give me hope for joy again.

© 2017 Debbie Barry

Author's Note

Debbie Barry
I wrote this when I was 18. Initial reactions appreciated.

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Southern weather can be brutally hot in the summer. The cooling rain brought back memories of home to a homesick girl.

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Debbie Barry
Debbie Barry

Clarkston, MI

I live with my husband in southeastern Michigan with our two cats, Mister and Goblin. We enjoy exploring history through French and Indian War re-enactment and through medieval re-enactment in the So.. more..