Christopher P. P. White

Rookie (23/12/1983 / Derby, England)

That Old Umbrella Poem by Christopher P. P. White

When all that rain fell towards the earth
Like an almighty stream from the sky,
The only thing we both held onto was
That old umbrella.

We spent the time in each other's pockets
Like there was nobody and nothing else,
Only us and our contented souls at peace
Through the storm.

I look back to those moments and I laugh
Like the world isn't as hellish as I think it is
Because there were those moments that had us
Holding onto each other.

I don't accept that we gave up and lost touch
Like the empty promise of an open wound
Because we always held onto our soaking hands
In that heavy rain—

Fingers locked around that old umbrella,
Keeping our bodies dry and our lips soft.
Keeping our words clear and our intentions pure.
Keeping our promises true.


The storm subsided and the rain stopped pouring
And that old umbrella gathered dust
Like the excitement and the laughter and the good times.

Submitted: Sunday, June 1, 2014

Topic of this poem: free verse

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.


Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (That Old Umbrella by Christopher P. P. White )

  • Veteran Poet - 1,734 Points Susan Lacovara (6/1/2014 9:26:00 AM)

    I was happy to be drenched in the downpour of this poem. You manage to connect the dots of our memories of simple times shared by two, alone. Wonderful I wish for rain and a hand to hold under an umbrella.
    PEACE (Report) Reply

Read all 1 comments »

Famous Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  4. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. Caged Bird
    Maya Angelou
  8. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe
Trending Poets
Trending Poems
  1. "Why do I love" You, Sir?, Emily Dickinson
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. If, Rudyard Kipling
  4. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  5. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  6. Caged Bird, Maya Angelou
  7. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  8. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  9. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  10. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
[Hata Bildir]