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Word Prompts: Raindrops From Heaven & Waiting out the Storm (Week 13)

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Article Summary

"Word Prompts: Raindrops from Heaven & Waiting out the Storm " is in response to Brenda Arledge's word prompt / week 13.

The prompt is "Raindrops."

I've created two poems for this challenge.

"Raindrops from Heaven" and "Waiting out the Storm."

Poetry to express thoughts about raindrops.

"Holes In The Floor of Heaven by Steve Wariner Lyrics"

Poem Summary

"Raindrops from Heaven" is a poem written for the word prompt, "Raindrops."

This one is a bit different toward the end. I hope you enjoy it.

She wanted a picture-perfect day but it was ruined by a cloudy day with rain. She puts her head back beneath the covers but then she remembers how God weeps.

He cries teardrops from heaven with no two alike. One is for the broken hearts who are grieving while the other is for happiness for the souls coming back home to heaven.

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Raindrops from Heaven

She looks forward to waking up

to a picture-perfect day

but that image is ruined

when she hears the plunking sound of raindrops

pounding fiercely on the rooftop.


With no glimpse of light

piercing through the cracks of the curtains,

her tiny bedroom seems dismal and grey,

making her pull the covers

back over her head.


How easily her mood sways

greeting a gloomy day

when yesterday, nothing could take her smile away.


Then she remembers

how God weeps,

sending droplets of water pouring from the sky

as he watches spirits leave their earthly body

to rejoin him in heaven.


No two tears are alike

For one touches a broken heart

while the other celebrates

his angel coming home.

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Poem Summary

"Waiting Out The Storm" is a poem written for the word prompt, "Raindrops."

When it rains it pours as we duck for cover. We wait for the tornado to change its course. Then we anxiuosly await a rainbow over the horizon.

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Waiting Out The Storm

When it rains, it pours

flooding in each direction

nowhere can we see dry land.


We duck and cover

from a tornado’s violent winds

destroying object in its path

for we are no match.


We ride out the storm

waiting for its trail to change course

looking for a rainbow on the horizon.

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"Gary Allan - Every Storm (runs out of rain)

© 2021 BRENDA ARLEDGE

Comments

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on September 09, 2021:

My response to Week 13 ~ Raindrops

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on August 14, 2021:

My response to Week 13 ~ raindrops

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on August 14, 2021:

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BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on June 13, 2021:

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BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 22, 2021:

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BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 18, 2021:

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BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 17, 2021:

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BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 17, 2021:

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BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 16, 2021:

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BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 15, 2021:

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BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 14, 2021:

Bobbi,

Thank you so much!

I will do my best to enjoy the weekend. At least the weather is cooperating.

Take care gal.

Barbara Purvis Hunter from Florida on May 14, 2021:

Hi Brenda,

I enjoyed reading your lovely words to Raindrops from Heaven and Waiting out the Storm. I love reading such poems nd thanks for sharing.

Have a wonderful weekend,

Bobbi Purvis

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 14, 2021:

Nithya

Thank you.

I appreciate your kind words.

After a rainfall it is peaceful with a sense of hope in the air.

Sometimes you can see a trail of light leading up to the sky...I like to think that is the souls going to heaven.

Have a great day.

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on May 13, 2021:

Both beautifully penned poems are filled with meaning. God is happy to receive us finally, but there is sadness in leaving earth. I always look out for clear blue skies filled with hope after a rainfall.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 13, 2021:

My response to raindrops

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 13, 2021:

Vidya,

Thank you.

I'm delighted you like that part about God's teardrops.

I wasn't sure about it, but it seems like everyone likes it.

Storms can be depressing if there is destruction or if they linger on.

But the rainbows always make me smile .

Take care & have a nice day.

VIDYA D SAGAR on May 13, 2021:

Both the poems are excellent Brenda. The imagery of God's teardrops being two types, for those grieving and to welcome the souls to rejoin him in heaven is so beautiful. Rainbows bring joy and hope. But when rain turns to storm, it is so depressing. All we can do is wait for the storm to pass, so true. Have a great day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 13, 2021:

Tobe,

Thank you.

Have a good day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 13, 2021:

Peggy

Thank you.

I always seem to look for that rainbow.

I wasn't sure how that part about God's teardrops would work in this poem, but it seems to flow just right.

I like that thought too.

Have a good day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 13, 2021:

Bill,

Awe....thank you so much!

Have a wonderful day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 13, 2021:

Chitrangada

Thank you.

Rain can be beautiful, but the storms that come our way can be devastating.

Glad you liked them both.

Have a great day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 13, 2021:

Lorna

Thank you so much.

Your kindness touches my heart.

Have a great day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 13, 2021:

Ravi

Thank you for your kind words.

I do appreciate them.

Have a great day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 13, 2021:

Misbah

Thank you.

Rainbows do make us smile.

I'm glad to hear thst "raindrops from heaven " is a beautiful piece...I was a bit worried about it.

Have a great day!

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 13, 2021:

Ms Dora,

Thank you.

You definitely may keep it as a quote to use.

I would be honored.

Have a blessed day!

Peace Tobe Dike from Delta State, Nigeria. on May 13, 2021:

These poems are beautifully written...i enjoyed reading them. well done, Brenda

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on May 13, 2021:

Both of your poems are excellent. We do look for rainbows after a storm and like the idea of God shedding tears of joy welcoming His people back home.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on May 13, 2021:

Just beautiful, Brenda! If I say anything more it will just detract from the first statement...this was beautiful!

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on May 13, 2021:

Well expressed poems on Raindrops. You interpreted it in two different ways, with two different emotions, and I liked both the compositions.

This is so true about the rains—We welcome the rains, for the joy it brings, for the rejuvenation, for the greenery, because the earth needs rains to sustain the life of all living creatures. But, no one wants too much rain, or the kind of rains, which can upset or destroy the normal life.

Thank you for sharing this wonderful article.

Lorna Lamon on May 13, 2021:

Lovely expressive poems Brenda which I enjoyed reading. We all need that rainbow on the horizon and your words bring hope. I love the quote by Adam Hamilton.

Ravi Rajan from Mumbai on May 13, 2021:

"We ride out the storm

waiting for its trail to change course

looking for a rainbow on the horizon."

The above verses are wonderful Brenda. They convey such a depth in meaning and thought so true to life. All of us wait for the stormy clouds of sadness to pass away waiting for that elusive rainbow of happiness at the end. Thanks Brenda for writing such poignant words.

Misbah Sheikh from The World of Poets on May 13, 2021:

Both of the poems are wonderful, Brenda. I enjoyed reading both of them.

This is so true that we anxiuosly await for a rainbow to appear on the sky. Rainbows are lovely. They are like a smile on sky. Raindrops from heaven is a beautiful piece. A very nice response to word prompt

Thanks for sharing

Blessings and love

Dora Weithers on May 13, 2021:

The messages come through clearly in each poem. Excellent poetry throughout. I'd like to keep the last verse in the first poem as a quote I can use. Thank you.

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