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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Some people never see a good thing until it’s gone. Great job well done.

Posted 7 Years Ago

How true... nicely written... my rainbow friend

Posted 7 Years Ago

The sun shines brightest after a storm. A wonderful message, and a hard lesson to learn. Your imagery was wonderful, and the whole piece flowed. Great write.

Posted 7 Years Ago

lovely write of hope and happiness after the fading storm of love, I like your writing very much.

Posted 7 Years Ago

Good one..!!

Posted 7 Years Ago

Life goes on, if you are given no choice, you must move on.

Posted 7 Years Ago

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what a wonderful thought..leaving rainbows behind, they say every cloud has a silver lining..maybe time is the lining..and the clouds our lives..

Posted 7 Years Ago

I like the idea of using the train to represent the moving of time. I think it was also a nice touch to use the symbolic promise of the rainbow to show that he would never return to cloud the heart of the speaker again. Also, the last line shows that much color can come out of certain darkness. Well done!

Posted 7 Years Ago

Written to perfection, and very realateable.

Posted 7 Years Ago

This is sad, but written so beautifully if that makes sense! So true that in time a rainbow will appear!

Posted 7 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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