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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Agreed. One door closes, but the window always manages to open.

Posted 9 Years Ago

"Before I looked away,
Never thought to say goodbye"
Yay! Those lines are really powerful! Though it's somewhat sad...
This poem is so beautiful and stunning...Great piece!
Keep it up!

Posted 9 Years Ago

A colorful life gives way to a life of contemplation and then perhaps to a life of achievement. From living in the city, when one returns to a walk in the pastoral life, one doesn't feel welcome anymore, only a vague familiarity. The experience of the colors, with its high excitability is for the young. The world grows older each day, someday perhaps it may return to the trees. Nice write!

Posted 9 Years Ago

It is always darkest before the dawn... When we give it time yes pain does fade away. Very nicely written.

Posted 9 Years Ago

The further we move from a painful situation the less often it haunts us and rainbows get in the way after a while. A very sad emotional poem but a really good one.

Posted 9 Years Ago

Beautiful....thanks for sharing your vividly painted journey with us...:)
Love the line "Crying won't be my career".....
and then the final two lines....for me the imagery here is captivating.....

Posted 9 Years Ago

wow Marie, I needed to read this in the worst way today. You have no idea how this hits home this very minute. Thank you. It's another wonderful piece of writing from a very good author.

Posted 9 Years Ago

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And the rainbows can be so beautiful and wonderful
Just as this poem Marie, loved it

Posted 9 Years Ago

A sad poem. To watch someone walk away from us can leave sadness only. Tears could create rainbows. Thank you for the excellent poem.

Posted 9 Years Ago

This actually made me feel better in the situtation I am in, sometimes we think we are stuck in one place in pain, and that we will never be able to move on or away. I love the flow of this, and it's positivity it gains. It's like a hilly train ride.
Beautiful job~

Posted 9 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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