the rain is not like love; the rain
is older than love and the rain
will perservere

the sky is not like sorrow; the sky
is boundless and the sky
cannot be coloured with pride

the earth is not like guilt; the earth
is free of sin and the earth
consumes the martyr without shame

the night is not like death; the night
is laughing and the night
anticipates the scarring brought by rain

JDP 98/03

The inspiration for this poem was the first line, written and posted
to rec.arts.poems by }Angel{ (L.M. DelSanto).

Copyright John D Porter © 1998

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