i don’t want upset to “not happen” – rain happens
i just want a world I live in where we can dance in the rain.
jump in puddles like children
and cuddle under blankets even in the midst of the storm


2 Responses to “Painstorms”

  1. 1 goodfella September 2, 2008 at 8:06 pm

    so, what’s inside the metaphors?

    i totally enjoy the rain. (in vancouver, you better!)

    in this context, ‘upset’ to me is being ambushed by sadness, doubt, (probably some shifty biochemistry). it’s losing the objective view that (absolutely must) go alongside the subjective experience of it, and falling momentarily inside of that shit-mind and forgetting who I am. but i’ve learned that trying to put a ‘positive’ spin on it often amounts to subtle avoidance; turn that frown upside-down kind of approach is not a way through, but around.

    no, when it rains it pours, and it’s not warm rain in the surf, it’s cold and feels like pins.

    i do, however, know how to navigate it, how to flow with it, how to look for learning in it, how to be humbled by it. in that sense, i guess, i could say that i am doing something positive with it (although only in the sense that i am not doing something negative with it, like folding in the face of karmic pressures and giving up).

    is that the kind of rain you’re talking about?

    i guess i’m a climb-into-the-demons-mouth sortof guy. but i am just as good at playing in the rain and cuddling. πŸ™‚

  2. 2 Gail Taylor September 8, 2008 at 2:32 pm

    πŸ™‚ loved your question and thoughts, goodfella πŸ™‚

    if you look at rain as something most people resist, gripe about, try to avoid at all costs, and hide from….

    and then if you imagine pain also as something people resist, etc…

    maybe this’d make the poem clearer.

    lol I can’t help but think of what people say about jokes – “if you have to explain it, it’s just not funny”.

    What does that say about my poetry?


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