Beyond The Rain



Where have all the raindrops gone
Spilling from on high?
Which once would fall about my head
But now my head is dry.
Where have all the snowflakes gone
Ambling down from space?
Shivering in the winter wild
And melting on my face.

Where have all the rivers gone
Dashing to and fro?
They once would splash across the land
As seaward they would go.
Where have all the oceans gone
To crash against the shore?
All that's left is salted sand
Upon a seabed floor.

Where have all the rainbows gone?
They lighted up the days.
They once would bow and bend and reach
So far the eye could gaze.
Where have all the sundrops gone
To energise the rain?
Absent now, without a trace,
And never seen again.

And where have all my brothers gone?
Each walked the earth with me;
O'er moor and mountain, here and there,
From clifftop to the sea.
And where have all my sisters gone,
And all the loves I've known?
Disappeared, just like the rain,
So, now I'm left alone.

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A 2020 philosophical piece.

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Submitted by AlanSJeeves on July 02, 2021

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Scheme ABXBACXC ADEDAFEF AGXGAHCX AIXIAJHJ
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 914
Words 178
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 8, 8, 8, 8

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