Poetry by Charles Joseph

Rain Parade

Cloudy skies
The sun dies

Gentle orchestra on my window
I have fallen far below

The moist, the tears
The parade in my ears

Are we finally sober?
Or are we sobbing?

Sliding down the glass
I swear, this is my last

Until the sun has risen
To silence my siren

This rain will drop
Sorrow won’t stop.


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16 responses to “Rain Parade”

  1. Rain is one of my favorite events of nature! Lovely poem!

    1. Thank you! That’s beautiful! When I was younger, I used to go dancing in the rain all the time 🙂 <3

  2. I like the gentle orchestra line. Feels like a poem about loss, and grieving.

    1. Thank you!! It is a poem about grieving, sadness, and drinking it all away 🙁

  3. Beautiful poem, i love the line ‘the parade in my ears’. I picture myself against the window as the rain falls, perhaps recovering from a drunken argument with the use of ‘sober’ and ‘sobbing’. So much you could unravel with just a few of your lines, short and sharp but paint a vivid image of how it could connect with you. Good work!

    1. Thank you very much! And I absolutely love and appreciate your analysis of the piece! Thank you for taking the time to do that.

      1. No problem, i enjoy reading your work! I have to remember to make more time to catch up with my feed lol.

        1. Haha! Trust me it is super hard! It only took me 6 years before feeling like I’ve gotten a good routine that keeps me consistently checking my feed–6 years of trying to catch up but failing haha. But thank you for making the effort to show some love!

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  5. I reblogged this…very emotional. I had problems with alcohol when I was younger.

    1. Wow, thank you for sharing that part of you with me. I hope things are much better for you now. Also, thank you for sharing this on your page. I am humbled!

      1. You’re welcome

  6. That was heart wrenching.

    1. I know :/ this stuff is very hard. But I hope you’re doing well, and thank you for commenting

  7. This was so pretty. Loved it! 😃

    1. Thank you!!! Much love <3

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