It rained today

It rained today

A Poem by Gee
"

How deep is your love

"
The rain came today, heavy, persistent,
filling the air with the sweet smell of parched earth.
I took deep breaths, long, slow deep breaths,
my face turned to the heavens, eyes closed,
allowing raindrops to wash over my sun dried skin.
It filled the age chiseled cracks and creases,
ran through salt and pepper stubble
before dripping from a jaw line that refuses to acknowledge the onset of age.
I smiled to myself, thought of mum and
how she always commented on our "good genes"
age defying genes she said, but mums do don't they.
In her mind I was faultless, could do no wrong,
and if I did, well, she never let on verbally
but was unable to disguise the truth in her eyes.

She has been gone 14 months now and not a day passes
where she isn't in my thoughts,
these sometimes bringing smiles, other times tears,
and of late frustration.
Frustration brought on by my inability
to clearly recall her face, her features, smile...
It's as if I'm forgetting her, as if my love wasn't deep seated enough
to carry her with me through the rest of my life,
as her love carried me through mine, and this saddens me greatly,
has tears welling...

It rained today, raindrops washing my tears through salt and pepper stubble.



© 2020 Gee


Author's Note

Gee
Be gentle, not written in a while :))
Needs tweaking :)

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I like how you relate rain to thoughts of your mom. I like how she said she had age defying genes, but she aged anyway. Good emotions

Posted 5 Months Ago


Gee

4 Months Ago

Thank you Shelley
Really excellent Gee - 100% for this one - so relatable.

Posted 5 Months Ago


Gee

5 Months Ago

Thank You Red
This is just beautiful Gee. I see no wrong in my son either .....
A short review, but the poem speaks volumes of love .....

Posted 8 Months Ago


Gee

8 Months Ago

Mothers and sons :)))
Hi Stella, hope you are well, thank you for dropping in
Stella Armour

8 Months Ago

my pleasure ....
dear Gee... My Mom passed at age 58 in 1978.
I keep her photo on the Refrigerator door and a few others here and there.
A Mother's and Father's love is part of our being. Your poem reflects the
Sunshine she brought to your countenance. The Memories Rain on our face and trickle into our Heart.
tenderly, Pat

Posted 9 Months Ago


Gee

9 Months Ago

Thank you for your lovely words Patricia
You brought me to tears here, dear Gee....Mother's are like that. That love is like no other. No words....


Posted 9 Months Ago


Gee

9 Months Ago

Indeed they are.
Thank you Divya, apologies for the tears :)
good work. nicely written poem. keep it up

Posted 1 Year Ago


Gee

1 Year Ago

Thank You kindly
I love it,
First I love the title, straight up simple, and at the same time jazzy, and this did read like the blues the pain of life cleaned by rain, which is Heaven's tears.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Gee

1 Year Ago

Hi Cherrie, thank you
Your poetry truly felt like rain. Refreshing... yet I felt the frustration and pain throughout your words. I wish we had more poetry like this, because something about it was just so nice and clean, even though it was painful. I loved it.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Gee

1 Year Ago

Thank you kindly Colacat
Colacat

1 Year Ago

It was my pleasure to read such a beautiful poem. (:
Cold rain splashing with pure refreshment. I wish we had more rain where i live. When it does I feel like your words. Overjoyed and smiling ear to ear. The smell of rain coming through the windows is something that can't be matched. Awesome Gee.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Gee

1 Year Ago

Thank You Duff
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Standing in the rain baring a naked soul...a heartfelt touching poem--remember, we only change form--we are never really gone...❤️

Posted 1 Year Ago


Gee

1 Year Ago

Hi Kira, thanks for dropping by :)

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Milton keynes, United Kingdom



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