Catching Raindrops; Your Sadness

by Xanthe   Jun 4, 2012

These hands held a candle
beneath you, hoping to rekindle
the long-forgotten light within
your soul. I try to blink back
disgrace and despair as your
wind and rain continually snuff
out my flame; my love.
This darkness you bring enshrouds
me with a fleece you've carefully
sown; thinking it would protect
me further harm from your
violent storms and heavy down-
pours of emotion constantly
flooding my days whenever I'm
with you. But how could you
expect your fleece of tears to
protect me? All it's done is drown
me whilst I hold out my candle
for you. So now, I throw away
this candle and just hold out
these hands. I try to catch your
sadness so I can finally feel and
perhaps, understand. Alas!
These hands are too small;

*For a club challenge


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  • 6 years ago

    by Maple Tree

    This poem made me feel many things... The sadness broke my heart, but the intensity in the way you wrote this was very powerful and I love that... when you mix sorrow with burning candles, for me.... its a spiritual awakening of sorts... just my thoughts... This poem was a powerful piece and I enjoyed reading it.. as I have many times now! well done!!

  • 6 years ago

    by Yrem Crish

    Great! Another brilliant piece, Xanthe. One of my fav. Sorry I can't comment long coz I have only limited time. But, this piece is really made perfectly.

  • 6 years ago

    by Karla

    Stellar as everything you write with your small hands but never inadequate.

  • 6 years ago

    by DarkLight

    Hw culd u expect ua fleece to protect me..

    l luv work

  • 6 years ago

    by Thomas

    Nicely written and congrats on winning the contest