Rain in a Tin Cup

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Rain in a Tin Cup

Rain in a Tin Cup

 With the dawn,
the tin rain wakes me
once again.
Flashes of light
that I count on my fingers
like the spindles of the
headboard that held me
tight against the night.

Shaking off sleep
like star dust ash
which falls collecting
at my feet,
I move through the perfect relic of
this life
as the void closes
behind me and covers the remnants of
what I used to be.

Sunlight oozes past the open window
sealing the cracks
with its yellow honey.
Water pours over me,
washing me clean
until
my bones are bare and
they slowly dissolve.
I am nothing.

Slowly the white noise of
the rain and the
eerie call of a loon
from across Shadow Lake
filters in.
Turning away
I am but
water in a jar that
was broken,
just rain
in a tin cup.

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79VETTE commented on Rain in a Tin Cup

01-19-2010

Thank you for the read ,I glad that you enjoyed my voice. Dave

chicken commented on Rain in a Tin Cup

01-18-2010

Keep writing, keep writing. Soooo very good. I really enjoyed reading it.

79VETTE

01/22/2010

THANK YOU. I,M NEW COULD I OR YOU ADD ME AS A FRIEND .

79VETTE commented on Rain in a Tin Cup

01-13-2010

Thank you so much. When I say that i,m humbled I am. thank you. now do I get more people to read my words?

Teardrops commented on Rain in a Tin Cup

01-11-2010

so sad but beautiful also the way you discribe the rain and the sounds love the poem

Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.

Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

79VETTE’s Poems (41)

Title Comments
Title Comments
UNOPENED BOOKS 2
THE EDGE 0
LOVE 1
SILENCE OF SNOW 0
MEMORIES OF A BLUE BUNGALOW 0
A TENEMENT ON JONES STREET 1
RED SKY’S IN THE MORNING 3
BLACK KNIGHT 1
SAINT ELMO’S FIRE 3
SUNDAY MORNING GUILT ENOUGH TO GO AROUND 1
NO MATTER AT $4.95 1
THE BOX 1
THE WHEEL TURNS 1
UP THE BLUE STAIRS 1
THE KISS 1
A QUESTION OF SLEEP 1
EARLY MORNING COFFEE 1
Crimson Leaf 1
A QUESTION OF YESTERDAY 4
3 A. M. 2
LOUIS 4
THE RIVER 6
FOUR POEM ABOUT DIFFERENT THINGS 1
COACH 10 SEAT 12 2
In The Name of the Father 2
ECHOES OF DARKNESS AND LIGHT 1
MYSTIC DREAM 1
EARTHS BREATH 3
THE FERRYMAN 3
Winter Tide 3
SCARLET RIBBON 3
THE CROW 5
THE HOUSE & AUNT MILDRED 5
WINTER OF 33 2
Rain in a Tin Cup 4
PARRISH:CONFE
SSIONS OF AN ALCOHOLIC
2
Crystal of Time 0
Invisible People 1
HOW I LONG 1
THE BOXWOOD TREE 2
THE EMPTY ROOM 3