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An Umbrella In My Shower

I have been writing poetry, fiction and short stories for many years and have completed a book of poems. I also enjoy comedy writing.

Umbrella Umbrella

Umbrella Umbrella

The water falls, but i wasn’t clean

The sounds of scorn, damaged dreams

I burn in and out, i needed cool

Humiliated and laughed at, the color of a fool

Suddenly my anxiety erupted, I sulked to a shadow

My chest sunk like a head on a soft pillow

I wanted to wash away the scorn, but there was an umbrella in the shower

I couldn’t close it, it held so much power

I cried and held my stomach in, the pain intense

Why was I even born, this made no sense

I fell to my knees in prayer, but God stayed silent

Maybe he just never understood my accent

I then thought of a rainbow, a peaceful view

As my soul disappeared like the morning dew.

© 2020 Clive Williams

Comments

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on May 12, 2020:

Love who you are ...Angels ate headed your way this early morning. ps

Clive Williams (author) from Jamaica on April 02, 2020:

Blessings Brenda

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on April 02, 2020:

This is a good one Clive.

I can picture each part.

I love how you felt like there was an umbrella that was blocking you.

Sometimes we just gave to stay silent, wait and listen.

Thanks for sharing.

Clive Williams (author) from Jamaica on April 02, 2020:

Pam, you are a blessing yourself.

Clive Williams (author) from Jamaica on April 02, 2020:

Wise comment Flourish.

Clive Williams (author) from Jamaica on April 02, 2020:

Thank you Noldren.

Clive Williams (author) from Jamaica on April 02, 2020:

Blessings to you Rochelle

Clive Williams (author) from Jamaica on April 02, 2020:

Bless you Jean.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on April 02, 2020:

You are a child of God and he listens to you always. I really like this poem. God bless you, clive.

FlourishAnyway from USA on April 01, 2020:

Be proud of who you are, the way you are

Noldren from Zambales, Philippines on April 01, 2020:

Beautifully written

Rochelle Ann De Zoysa from Moratuwa, Sri Lanka on April 01, 2020:

Beautiful but sad. Hope you are safe and healthy. Take care and God bless you !

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on April 01, 2020:

Oh Clive, I love this. It is one of your best my talented friend.