Friday, September 20, 2013

And The Rain Came Down (But The Sun Came Out)

And the rain came down
everything was hell
never saw that it was coming
no one rang the warning bell

And the rain came down
in torrents and in sheets
chocolate muddy water
filled up all the streets

And the rain came down
washed away the homes
the rivers left their banks
and found new ways to roam

And the rain came down
neighborhoods were gone
so many people stranded
livestock left without a barn

And the rain came down
flooded streets were closed
the destruction so massive
no one had supposed

And the rain is gone
streets are drying up
people helping people
things are looking up

And the sun came out
drying all the mud
but lots of clean up left
from this massive flood

I've had the chorus to that Travelling Wilburys' song (Tweeter and the Monkey Man) stuck in my head for over a week. The chorus goes:

And the walls came down 
all the way to hell
Never saw them when they're standing
Never saw them when they fell

The poem kinda comes from there.


Book promotion week I'm helping Hart Johnson of Confessions of a Watery Tart (a not-to-be-missed hiLARious blog) promote her latest series. Click on her blog link for all the details.



Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Lots of work ahead, but it can be done if everyone pulls together.
Hart rocks! Already downloaded her latest.


Tina, you always have something great to say!
you can never go wrong with The Travelling Wilburys.

Hart Johnson said...

Thank you so much for sharing! If anyone is really set on the freebie, I will do the first free again October 10 when I plan to release the 3rd!

Vanessa Morgan said...

Have a lovely weekend.

Arlee Bird said...

There is an unfair distribution on rainfall in this country. We need to petition the government for equal rainfall for all areas. Give L.A. some of that rain.

Wrote By Rote

JoJo said...

I loooooove 'tweeter and the monkey man'!!!! That whole album was awesome. A friend from high school is working on the damage to his 5th wheel was pretty bad.

Michael Di Gesu said...

You poem is very powerful, Tina...

We just had a torrential rain and hail storm here in Chicago. The streets flooded the winds tore through the trees severing many of the branches now littering the streets, sidewalks, and park.

SO sad for the parts of the country literally washed away. Water is our life, but it is also devastating.

Congrats to Hart!

Have a wonderful weekend.

klahanie said...

And the rain doth stop. That be good in your neighbourhood.

The weather is a worry and I'm every so sorry.

Good of you to bring this awareness of Hart. Your Hart's in the write place.

Pawsitive wishes for a good weekend,

Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar! :)

Brian Miller said...

very nice...i like your poetry...the one thing about disaster is that it can bring people together in ways nothing else i like them helping one another in the after....

Michelle Wallace said...

Lovely poem.
The power of water... such a force...
Take care.

Vidya Sury said...

And the rain came down
In far off lands
Drenching my soul
Dripping off my hands!

We're getting plenty of rain in our parts too!

Loved your poem, Tina!

Briane P said...

I had no idea you were a poet. Everytime I come here I find something new and wonderful.

Great poem. I like the sadness. I hope things are looking up for you now.

When I find myself down, I tend to listen, obsessively, to a song that cheers me up. This week it was "Unbelievers" by Vampire Weekend. I don't know if that song will work for you, but if it doesn't, maybe find your own song and see if that doesn't help.

loverofwords said...

Tina, what can I say? Wish I could help. We totally missed any flooding here in Castle Rock. I am so sorry, let us know through your blog if there is a special family we could help and perhaps we could start some kind of a fund-raiser.

Anonymous said...

If you want to send any of that rain our way, it would be much appreciated! (San Diego)

M.L. Swift said...

Very nice remembrance to the victims of the recent flood. The sun will shine again. Thanks for this, Tina.

M.L. Swift, Writer

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Tina .. your poem says it all .. the "chocolate muddy water" - the aftermath is always so challenging, especially for those directly affected ...

I'm just glad you're not - but helping out will be ongoing .. which I know you as a family will be doing .. Hilary