The falling rain washing clean the road,

pooling for the birds,

freeing the leaves.

These many drops,

falling like the sky wants to share,

a blessing for so many.

Looking at my upturned face,

you wonder why I yearn for dark clouds to let loose.

Pouring forth all they have been holding.

The sky’s release streams down my head, my cheeks.

A trickle drips from my nose tip.

The storm and I let this wind blow through.

The raindrops hiding,

what you will never know,

are tears on my face.


© Ali Grimshaw



9 thoughts on “Falling

  1. Wow. What a powerful poem. The last three lines are crushingly sad, but sometimes it’s good to be with your sad emotions. Sometimes we have to embrace it to get past it.

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    1. Karyn, thank you for your reflection. Each of us can be holding so much. Sometimes we are almost bursting, just like the rain clouds.


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