jen capaldi

The Rain Will Wash Me Clean

I step outside
Under a confused sky
A strom seems to be abrew
And the elements whisper to me
A maelstrom's promise of change
Under it's violent, watchful eye
Ferocity needed to undo what's been done
Endless blue skies to my left
Ever darkening skies to my right
And the rain is directly overhead
With affermations it will wash me clean
To the left is my salvation and peace
To the right is my justice and vengence
I turn my eyes skyward
To beg for it's deliverence of my misfortune
For the transgressions I've been bestowed
Unfairly given and entirely undeserved
The rain pours down upon me
Mixing with tears of desperation
The temepst comes upon me
Holding me safe in the midst of it's fury
The lightening eradicates my undeserved trespasses
The thunder voices my righteous vindication
It allows the rain to cleanse me
Of the albatross' I carry
My tears are still assimilated with the rain
I feel my encumberance being lifted from my soul
As the rain and my tears wash me clean
My heart and soul begin to feel elightened
As the maelstrom's intensity gradually fades away
I wordlessly thank my beloved elements
My gratitude is acknowledged with a beatiful rainbow
Delicate and small it surrounds me
Filling my minds eye with sweet serenity
Leaving me with it's everlasting promise
That when it is most ardently needed
The rain will wash me clean

Poem Submitted: Sunday, September 6, 2009

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  • Shelly Shelly (10/10/2009 3:40:00 AM)

    a poem.ethical in its senses..seems to be pessimistic but optimistic in full.
    hopes in every word..rain is adorned with serenity..
    nicely described the elements of a rainy season..
    10++++

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  • Poetic Soul (9/28/2009 6:21:00 PM)

    Deeply poetic indeed, this poem has a beautifal reflection.

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  • Mubeen SadhikaMubeen Sadhika (9/17/2009 12:03:00 AM)

    Wonderful narration. nicely worded. deep poetic thought.

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  • Diana Rose Tolentino (9/15/2009 12:54:00 AM)

    This poem works wonders. It deserves a 10++

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  • Aziz AlkaabiAziz Alkaabi (9/8/2009 5:23:00 PM)

    I like the idea of the elements being furious at the injustice inflicted upon an innocent soul and soon this will turn into some sacred wrath and thunder to be culminated by the pouring of aerial rain that will wash away this ordeal of injustice.


    The rain pours down upon me
    Mixing with tears of desperation
    The temepst comes upon me
    Holding me safe in the midst of it's fury
    The lightening eradicates my undeserved trespasses
    The thunder voices my righteous vindication
    It allows the rain to cleanse me
    Of the albatross' I carry
    My tears are still assimilated with the rain
    I feel my encumberance being lifted from my soul
    As the rain and my tears wash me clean

    Then some calm will reign:

    My heart and soul begin to feel elightened
    As the maelstrom's intensity gradually fades away
    I wordlessly thank my beloved elements
    My gratitude is acknowledged with a beatiful 'rainbow'
    Delicate and small it surrounds me
    Filling my minds eye with sweet serenity
    Leaving me with it's everlasting promise
    That when it is most ardently needed
    The rain will wash me will wash this ordeal.

    Excellent work with a high mark and my wishes for a lasting peace of mind.

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  • Floyd Zimmerman (9/7/2009 4:58:00 PM)

    this is my favourite of your poems that i've read, one day the rain will wash us clean!

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  • Marieta MaglasMarieta Maglas (9/7/2009 2:56:00 PM)

    wonderful double simile:
    ''I feel my encumberance being lifted from my soul
    As the rain and my tears wash me clean
    My heart and soul begin to feel elightened
    As the maelstrom's intensity gradually fades away''
    wonderful symbolistic poem, very well written, thank you for sharing................10++++

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  • Omar Ibrahim (9/7/2009 3:36:00 AM)

    stunning piece of poetry! ! ! ! i can learn from such poems! ! ! ! it's really wonderful....i gave it 10..

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