Melancholy Weather

Melancholy Weather

A Poem by The Rock And Roll Cowboy(REBEL WITH A CAUSE)

Grey clouds that paint the sky

decorate my blue eyes

as I stare towards heaven

praying for rain.

While I await for father time

to work out the reasoning with God

on when my wish

should become fate

the swaying of a tree

becomes the pendulum

that puts me in a trance

and sweeps my memory

to a time when the sun

was a positive influence.

As the will of nature dictates

it shall again one day,

but first I await the rivers to overflow

so they can carry away

the debris left behind by a dead season

due to excessive heat.

When I feel the first drop

baptizes my forehead

a chill runs down my spine

strengthening a tired back.

Tilting my head back

with mouth open wide

I drown in the downpour

knowing that’s what it will take

to keep my soul on higher ground.

 

© 2012 The Rock And Roll Cowboy(REBEL WITH A CAUSE)


Author's Note

The Rock And Roll Cowboy(REBEL WITH A CAUSE)
Inspired but the sudden and extensive rainfall after months of dry days and unseasonably warm days.

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yes, the much needed rain after a long period of drought can revive the soul and bring it back to life......much like the roots of a tree when they absorb this gift of heaven....very soothing words

Posted 11 Years Ago


The Rock And Roll Cowboy(REBEL WITH A CAUSE)

11 Years Ago

Thank you very much.
Avocations of Amber

11 Years Ago

you're welcome.....glad to read it!
"I drown in the downpour/ knowing that’s what it will take/ to keep my soul on higher ground." Oh I just adored those last lines-what a beautifully powerful way to end the piece with. This entire scene is so vivid it's almost surreal. Extremely well done, friend!

Posted 11 Years Ago


The Rock And Roll Cowboy(REBEL WITH A CAUSE)

11 Years Ago

Thank you so much... glad you enjoyed it and nice to have you back in action around here.
ChaoticSoul

11 Years Ago

Welcome! And thanks, it's nice to be back as well :)
"Be still, sad heart, and cease repining;
Behind the clouds is the sun still shining;
Thy fate is the common fate of all,
Into each life some rain must fall,
Some days must be dark and dreary". Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"When I feel the first drop baptizes my forehead" great words

I think we can all indentify with Yours and Mr. Longfellows words. "

Posted 11 Years Ago


The Rock And Roll Cowboy(REBEL WITH A CAUSE)

11 Years Ago

Wow thank you for putting mt in the same class as Longfellow, I know I am not but the compliment was.. read more
anne p. murray- LadeeAnne

11 Years Ago

Aell deserved compliment my friend
This brought back memories of a trip around India that I took many years ago, the monsoon rains were late and the heat just built and built and built - and when it did rain as we travelled past little villages on the train all the children were washing in the rain as it ran off the rooftops. being English I had never thought I would be glad to see rain - but it was more than welcome that day. Thanks for the reminder

Posted 11 Years Ago


The Rock And Roll Cowboy(REBEL WITH A CAUSE)

11 Years Ago

Thank you for reading and sharing that story.
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11 Years Ago

~ thank you from me too, dearest shelley... i always love to hear about your adventures... in your b.. read more
Remember that song...the one by Albert Hammond, you know what I'm talking about.

Posted 11 Years Ago


The Rock And Roll Cowboy(REBEL WITH A CAUSE)

11 Years Ago

Actually no, I don't even recognize the artist's name.
Kenneth The Poet

11 Years Ago

And it never rains in Southern California...but when it pours, man it pours.

Came out i.. read more
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~ i've been wanting to let you know what a beautiful symphony this piece is... but something or the other kept happening... ~ am glad i'm hear today... ~ i love this piece because it works at many levels... the symbolism is magnificent so is the literal meaning... ~ yet what inspires me the most is a certain submission to the process of natural changes... (i mean at a spiritual level)... for me, rainfall is tears... and i don't fear them... but i have seen those who are terrified of them... they'd rather remain cold, dry, even hot as envy... ~ so, for me, this poem is about the dynamism of evolution and the acceptance with which it can be received... excellent work, monsieur...

Posted 11 Years Ago


The Rock And Roll Cowboy(REBEL WITH A CAUSE)

11 Years Ago

Why thank you so much... I appreciate your insight.
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11 Years Ago

~ you're very welcome, monsieur... :)
Rain does have a certain cleansing effect doesn't it? I love to walk in the rain. No one can see when you are crying. :)

Posted 11 Years Ago


The Rock And Roll Cowboy(REBEL WITH A CAUSE)

11 Years Ago

Thank you, I like your point about crying in the rain, never thought of using it as a mask as well.
LA Lorena

11 Years Ago

stick with me kid, you'll learn all the tricks! ;)
The Rock And Roll Cowboy(REBEL WITH A CAUSE)

11 Years Ago

Kid? Bless you for that. I will do that, and O got a few tricks I can teach as well.
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Mia
I love the smell of rain :D
"When I feel the first drop
baptizes my forehead"
I love those lines...this poem is great, refreshing almost. The imagery is fantastic and I wouldn't have to try hard to visualise the scene you set!

Posted 11 Years Ago


The Rock And Roll Cowboy(REBEL WITH A CAUSE)

11 Years Ago

Why thank you so much... glad you liked it.
There is such a wonder you create in the rain... yes.. how it washes away the barren places of life.. the pain.. and brings a deeper blessing.. Powerful.

Posted 11 Years Ago


The Rock And Roll Cowboy(REBEL WITH A CAUSE)

11 Years Ago

Thank you sir, I agree with your comment.
I would pare of "Due to", I love the view of rains redemption, cold damp bullet proof words ricocheting Truth off of armored hearts.

Posted 11 Years Ago


The Rock And Roll Cowboy(REBEL WITH A CAUSE)

11 Years Ago

A lovely Zen like response. Thank you.

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Birth name: Dale Deadmond Born November 20th, 1969 Metaphorically speaking music is my BFF and poetry is my soulmate. This is my world of my favorite poets are E.A. Poe, Dylan Thomas, R.. more..

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