Leaving Rainbows Behind

Leaving Rainbows Behind

A Poem by Marie Harrison

A short song that I wrote


Leaving Rainbows Behind

Never knew that you’d walk out of my life


Before I looked away,

Never thought to say goodbye


Now you’re gone and all I do is cry


But that’s okay…

On cloudy days it rains


That’s when I look out the speeding train


Tears seem to fall as

I watch your back get small


Soon your memory will disappear

Your image won’t seem so tall


Crying won’t be my career


You’ll fade away from the corners of my mind

Leaving rainbows behind


© 2011 Marie Harrison

Author's Note

Marie Harrison
Just thinking about how even the most painful things fade with time. There's always a rainbow close behind.

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I appreciate to the opportunity and blessing of reading and critiquing your work. You emit a sweet innocence and an inner strength. I suspect a strong, loving relationships produced your positive and hopeful heart.
Your skillful use of end rhymes interlaced with internal rhymes forms a euphonious harmony. Your descriptive words evoke vivid images. This is unfortunately, a common situation in society today. Relationships are most important and necessary to everyone. When they are good, they fill our lives with joy and love. When they are bad, they leave us heartbroken.
Thank you for sharing yourself and your writing with us.
The only suggestion I would make is to change That’s when I look out the speeding train to That’s when I look at the speeding trains.
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Posted 7 Years Ago

It's quite an emotional poem, and it has a positive last line - "Leaving rainbows behind" which seems to mean that happiness and peace of mind is on it's way.

Posted 9 Years Ago

I love this. I perceived it as the person left he would leave sadness but you'd somehow realize that it's not good to dwell on the pain that he left but the sweet memories you have shared. Great write! :)

Posted 9 Years Ago

Beautiful imagery here....love the last 3 lines especially......you ever think of getting your songs to an agent? Someone who could put them into the hands of a singer and get them out there?....just a thought.....I enjoyed this one....BB

Posted 11 Years Ago

So true.. Beautifully done.. :)

Posted 11 Years Ago

This poem is so ture. When you lose some one their memories stay but there image fades. I love how its all put together. Another perfect poem by you. Great Job my friend. :)

Posted 11 Years Ago

This is a beautiful poem. I love the way you built the illusions. It was like a trip down the rabbit hole. Superb!

Posted 11 Years Ago

I like the last two lines is this poem. Something gray will become something of color and wonder.

Posted 11 Years Ago

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Time heals everything... Beautifully written I totally related to it
Good job!

Posted 11 Years Ago

You captured the thought here perfectly. I loved the image of the speaker riding a train watching someone get smaller. It is a perfect comapirson. I think that was very well put together, and had a wonderful point to make. I cant wait to read more!

Posted 11 Years Ago

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31 Reviews
Added on December 28, 2011
Last Updated on December 28, 2011


Marie Harrison
Marie Harrison

Atlanta, GA

Momma told me to get out and enjoy life, so now I'm going to dance. more..


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