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jim.rainey
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jim.rainey
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I am a poet from the Midwest. I write in a colloquial style; mostly blank verse, some rhyme. I write mainly from experience, but also, some make-believe. I always try to entertain.

Submitted Poems 3 total

Brooklyn Bridge

Eighteen sixty-nine to eighteen eighty-three,
Fourteen years and fifteen million dollars;
Twenty lives lost, strikes, scandals and cost overruns.
The Roeblings – engineers and overseers;
Father and then son and then daughter-in-law

  given to...

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Barbara Lynn

I would take the heartache and regret;
Embrace the tears that cross my face
And pause upon my chin to know
Another day of joy will come when
I am once again with Barbara...

by Jim Rainey

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The River

The River

  Jim Rainey, Illinois

 
The river carries all my tears away
For still, it seems, she died but yesterday.
But it was many, many years ago
And still, I come to watch the river flow.

She smiled until...

by Jim Rainey

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Latest Comments: 11 total

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A beautiful narrative about the canyon and the canyon wren and the everlasting. I enjoyed reading it; a soft rhyme scheme, almost unnoticeable.

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I voted on Sue's poem as best of October, 2022.

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The last line is "Break agonized and clear!"

11 months ago

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What wry humour! A very special poem for the ages.

11 months ago

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It's delightful.

11 months ago

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Good effort, but, poor poetry.

11 months ago

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I like it: good rhyme scheme.

11 months ago

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I like it: rambling thoughts, prose coupled with rhyme.

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What a bait 'n switch! I thought, for sure, it was about drug addiction; humorous, babbling, rap-like poetry. Well written, nonetheless. I like it.

11 months ago

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What a fun, mindless poem to read! Honest, humorous, not dealing with reality. I think I'll read it, again.

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What brilliant, lyrical irony. I have read this poem a hundred times and still am baffled by one line: "The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed."

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