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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: rain (10/17/05)

TITLE: Rain (i)
By Tom Zart
10/17/05


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RAIN


Nature decides who will survive or die,
As rain drops plummet and the living grow.
Soon there after it's fair weather once more,
With spectrums of color arching that glow.

Some dayís can't help but be dark and dreary,
A common fate which has been shared by all.
The earth needs rain to water itís thirsty
And into each life some moisture must fall.

Behind storm clouds the sun is still shinning
So never give up when your sad of heart.
What mad sailors curse, poor farmers pray for,
Cause without God's rain all life would depart.

Rainy days are a gift from our Lord
As they water the dryness of earth;
When nature sometimes weeps with joy,
Like a father who watches a birth.

Rainbows of color arch the sky
As storms prepare to part,
The sound of thunder shakes the ground,
As heaven speaks to my heart.

When storm filled skies are dark and gloomy,
That's when I yearn to strive.
Rainy days make some feel sad,
But for me, I feel so alive.


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Rachel Burkum10/24/05
I love a rainy day. :)
Nice thoughts and I liked the flow.
I noticed a couple spots where apostrophes weren't needed, and where "your" should have been "you're." But I enjoyed the message. Good writing - thanks for sharing.
Jan Ackerson 10/25/05
Good job on consistency of rhyme and meter! Nice message in this poem. Be careful of apostrophe usage, and the commonly confused your / you're. Very sweet poem.
Brandi Roberts10/28/05
I like the last two lines (well, I like it all, but I really like those two lines) Exactly my sentiment! Perhaps, instead of calling it "Rain" you could call it "Alive". Thanks for sharing!
Karen O'Leary10/28/05
Nice poem. Jan, you were quick to catch the your/you're mistake. The rhyming pattern is consistent and not contrived. Best wishes with this piece. God bless. Karen