I Asked The Rain To Stop Today

Poem By Michael Norton

I asked the rain to stop today
To see if it would oblige
To stop pounding on the window,
And saturating our lives.

I asked the rain to stop today,
With my umbrella held tight,
I pleaded with the mighty rain,
Until the dead of night.

I asked the rain to stop today,
To get a little relief,
I asked that rain to stop today,
But it kept coming down in sheets.

I begged the rain to cease today,
I begged on hand and knee,
I waited for the rain’s reply
But it only dampened me.

Dripping, cold, damp, and tired,
I walked into the night.
I was so upset at the stubborn rain,
I didn’t see the lights.

Bleeding, Lying, Dripping, Dying,
A rag doll in the street.
I asked the rain to stop today...

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