Let us be the Rain

Let us be the Rain

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto

Let us be the Rain



let's march for justice
march for peace
march for a softer April

but keep six degrees of separation
sixteen tons of integration
we are still too far apart

in mentality 
in physicality 
the rain is falling now

happens in spring
it just does
we are still too far apart

April falls hard upon March
the raindrops agree
they reign together

we could all rule more strongly
as one
if we would fall together

the landing would be
a softer April...


erin-cilberto
3/31/2021

© 2021 jacob erin-cilberto


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What I see from your paper is that March is the gateway...the end of winter and the beginning of spring...the necessary transition. March is a powerful metaphor, a powerful way to frame our understanding. With that said, April is the new beginning that we yearn for.

Posted 1 Week Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

thank you for your understanding words, adorno...
j.
recent events have exposed much. really made me think. the rain washes clean. spring, a time of hope and new beginnings. there is strength in numbers but takes the will to join together as one. we are all brothers and sisters. united we stand, divided we fall. when will mankind ever learn this. imagine what a world if we put as much effort into finding common ground than differences. what power there would be as instruments of change if indeed we were like the rain. cleansing, growing. a deluge makes things happen ... :)

Posted 1 Week Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

I feel mankind may eventually learn...not sure if it will be in my lifetime. Thank you, Pete,
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The rain doesn't choose, it is inclusive and falls on us all. Spring, new beginnings. Wouldn't it be wonderful if there was more integration. More love and understanding in a world which prefers winter.

Chris

Posted 1 Week Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

Yes, more love and understanding...we are all god's children...all of us.
thank you, Chris.read more
Well said my friend and it is so frustrating! It seems to be worse than better everyday. I hate even watching the world news, it’s painful to see so many souls in distress in one way or another. I don’t see the reason in any of it. Covid-19, riots, the trial, mass killings it all breaks my heart. You did a beautiful job of it in this piece. Maybe spring will bring out the better of us

Posted 1 Week Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

I know, the news is so damn distressing. I hope you are right, Pat...
thank you for the read .. read more
I agree Jacob.
"we could all rule more strongly
as one
if we would fall together"
In my Michigan. The 18-25, don't care. They told me. People die anyway. Like they say in Europe and Asia. USA is stupid because they won't follow the rules. Getting bad again in Michigan. At my work. 5 out of 13 had the coronavirus. One is in the hospital. I pray we learn ASAP. We must follow the rules or many will die. Thank you for sharing the excellent poetry.
Coyote

Posted 1 Week Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

"when will they ever learn, oh when will they ever learn"
Thank you for your wise words, Coyo.. read more
"we could all rule more strongly
as one
if we would fall together"
Beautiful poem and sentiment J. Unity - I so agree. Springtime imagery wonderful. Happy Easter to you!:))

Posted 1 Week Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

thank you for the kind words, Annette, and happy Easter to you as well.
j.
We are definitely stronger when United and could accomplish a great deal more but unfortunately there are those that do not want to unify

Posted 1 Week Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

Yes, unfortunately...they do not want to be bothered...thank you PB.
j.
I like the idea of unity when I'm alone and far away from the crowds of strangers. The closer I get to them, the faster the idea disappears and gives place to annoyance. When the idea of a "Global Village" first came about, it also seemed like a noble idea. Then, slowly we learned about the more sinister aspect of it (globalization to maximize profit) too. Maybe I'm just cynical and jaded, but the differences in the world are not shrinking but growing. Everywhere life is a contest and the nobler ideals remain elusive.

Excuse the rant, but this is all an indirect praise of your poem in that it is very thought-provoking.

Posted 1 Week Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

You have every reason to be cynical and jaded...we have been forced into that feeling by the profit .. read more
This one seems to speak to the divide that still affects the country. The poet uses the raindrops as a metaphor for unity. The breach is still too large, the hatreds too fierce. How long healing will take is anybody's guess. It would be nice if the pandemic and the divide would fade simultaneously, but that seems like wishful thinking at this point.

Posted 1 Week Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

thank you for your kind review, John,
j.
Happy Easter! Your poem is well-expressed & witty, but dead serious about how things have not improved one iota (it would seem) now that we've supposedly gotten rid of the scourge at the top. Just another different looking stream of hate, violence, & fomenting, with ample sides of grievance. I'm so far out of this sadly looping reality (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Weeks Ago

Yes, it is another stream...and it is so polluted...
thank you for your understanding words, .. read more

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jacob erin-cilberto

Carbondale, IL



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Originally from Bronx, NY, I live in Carbondale, Illinois...teach English at two community colleges and have been writing and publishing poetry since 1970. Friending works two ways. If we have had .. more..

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