Weather

Weather


I can't do this anymore
These superficial conversations
About the weather
We search for sunny days
And trace over the clouds
Talk our way around the storms
But the darkened sky
Fills this space
The thunder of your words
The lightning of your anger
Has left me hesitant 
To brave the downpour
The storm warnings are there 
And I wonder whether
I should speak to you at all
It's raining again
My feet are wet
And I've lost my umbrella


Words and Image: ©2017LCR 

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  1. Oh I love this response to the prompt. We talk about "safe" topics, avoiding the truth unspoken. Well said. Love the closing lines: wet feet and no umbrella.

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  2. Losing one's umbrella...losing one's protection but also losing one's barrier to the truthful experience. This is so beautifully written, Lori. Thank you for sharing it!

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    1. Thank you very much. I like how you've grabbed onto the umbrella.

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    1. Thank you. The clouds in the photo really helped to develop the idea for me.

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  4. I know that feeling when it is hard to brave the downpour and loosing your umbrella. Very clever. Stunning poem and photo

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    1. Thank you very much. Sometimes you just have to stand in the rain and get wet.

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  5. Sadly there is no place to hide when the time comes...certainly not in a bank vault with one's money!

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    1. Isn't that the truth. Thank you so much.

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  6. I know what you mean in your poem. It captures so well some interactions I'd rather not have; full with pretentiousness and avoiding the truth. Deep write, Lori!

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  7. Weathering a relationship is never easy, and it’s even harder when your feet are wet and you’ve lost your umbrella. I especially appreciate the lines:
    ‘The thunder of your words
    The lightning of your anger
    Has left me hesitant
    To brave the downpour’.

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    1. Thank you very much. It's one thing if you have your umbrella to battle the elements and quite another if you're unprepared. Not even galoshes to keep the feet dry.

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  8. Great stuff, Lori...beautiful concluding lines.... A spiritual reminder that has impacted millions and helped them find peace within their own hearts.

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