“One More Hour”

The Mag - July 15

in mourning ebony she stands
withdrawn from the wailing
and carousing
dark eyes turned to watch the parade
of well-wishers walking by
each carrying protection from rain
held off only at her silent plea
“rain rain go away, come again another day”
in the distance it lingers
but does not dare press closer
allowing her one more hour before tears spill
one last respite from the inevitable downpour
as sadness envelops and consumes


My poetry has been glum a lot lately, and this is no exception, but the image rather called for it. Written for Sunday’s image prompt over at The Mag. Also written for Carry On Tuesday’s Prompt 164, which was from the children’s rhyme ‘Rain Rain Go Away’.

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