Torrential Rain


I tried to take care of you,
even when your choices
caused that torrential rain.

But as it poured down,
filling our streams,
rushing over our road,
I had to run harder
than I’ve ever had to run,
to save myself from drowning.

And when the umbrella
I tried to cover you with
wasn’t enough,
even in the midst of you
struggling hard
to pull me under
with your waves of lies,
I still ached for your troubles,
and I left you a raft
in the flood.

I am sorry if you are angry at me,
but in that torrential rain,
with my own tears pouring down,
it was the best I could do to protect you.

I am not able to
look anymore,
cannot bear to see
if you sink or swim.

So drenched and shivering
from your bone deep cold,
I slowly but surely
turn away to seek shelter,
while my heart holds a hope
that a rainbow awaits you
on a new sunny shore.

~ cj 2013.03.06

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3 Responses to Torrential Rain

  1. Steve says:

    Nicely done CJ.

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