Treasure Island

Ruth Walters

(London, U.K.)

Before The Rain


Before tiny hands
touched the raindrops,
before she smiled,
before little feet
made a splash,
before all that __

before the sun
made her eyes squint,
before the grass
made her nose twitch,
before her heart did a leap
before all that ___

before the night
made her fearful,
before the dark
left her spooked
before the cat scratched
before all that __

I didn’t see the light shine
never heard the rainfall
I didn’t understand
the colours of our world
but now I’m born again ___
just like that.

Submitted: Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Edited: Wednesday, February 12, 2014

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  • Bri Edwards (2/13/2014 10:22:00 AM)

    hey readers, I KNOW who this poem was written FOR. ruthie, my friend, told ME. so there! see if you can guess who.
    i like it. some may think born again refers to a religious experience, but i don't think this can be said, unless one interprets religious loosely. i liked the change from before all that - - - to just like that.
    yikes! cat scratch. ouch. i recall when my little girl got a scratch under her eye from our doggy. oops! she was walking by then (i mean the child, not the dog; well, the dog was walking by then also) .
    thanks, ruth, for sharing. :) bri (Report) Reply

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