Peculiar Poetry

Poetry with and without reason and rhyme.
Strange is what I strive for.
Expect lyrics and limericks, free verse and format.
Be prepared for bubbly and boiled, terrifying and horrifying.
Keep an eye out for those that provoke your thoughts, and some that bear no thought at all.
Many written for class, and others without much of it.
Feel free. There are no boundaries. Just think.
Consider, Ponder, Wonder, Imagine.
Argue, Oppose, Debate, Defend.
Perhaps you will be offended.
That's good.
Think about that.
Learn more of what you think.
How you think.
Take what you can from what you hate.
I don't seek to preach.
I only speak my mind.
A mind most peculiar.

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21. "Rain"

Pattering atop your windshield 

Thudding against your roof 

Prodding your head and shoulders

Longing for your attention

You hear and you feel 

And you understand 

By why are you saddened? 

 

Are these droplets the many and countless tears 

That the clouds have waited so long to weep? 

For their one and only love, the sun 

Has been taken away, overcome 

By themselves

And they understand 

So they cry for what they have done 

 

Is that why you are saddened? 

But I do not understand 

Why do you compare 

The frigid showers to tears? 

Saying the dimness that comes with

Is an omen of despair? 

Why can you be so sad 

Yet I cannot help

But smile? 

 

Maybe each and every drop that falls 

Is a life that has been reborn 

Every bit that had ascended to Heaven 

Returning to the world it once new 

Landing with fervor, splashing upon

Jade leaves and the emerald grass 

Soaking into the earth 

To satisfy every creature 

To replenish the craters and trenches

That once were lakes and rivers and ponds 

Nature's blessing that we seem to despise 

Yet so much of our planet cannot acquire 

 

A blessing, is it? 

A gift, perhaps? 

A symbol of rejuvenation 

Reincarnation 

Faithfulness 

A second chance 

The essence of life

 

Have we come to the point 

Where earth's greatest

And most astounding feat 

Is deemed to foretell misfortune? 

Now signifies sorrow? 

Inflicts melancholy? 

Blessings are curses 

And darkness means fear? 

 

Only if we say they are 

So are they? 

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