Monday, April 26, 2010

Rainwater Bucket
for D.B.A.

rushin' shoppin'
fur time ta leave over
for a minute or two
to say a word or two
to you

fur sweet words ta flow
love words, love bird

flaps wings
clears throat with song
with call

alight upon the limb
I'm out on

make your noises
noise I delight in

warbler or thrush
my heart flutters
like wings

how wet I am
my face and all inside
with tears

falling, flowing
all too freely, as freely
as poetry flows usually

oh God, I do not want
your pitying the state I'm in
this predicament

I gur ask God ta be wit' me
ta comfort me
if you are unavailable
until after the rains
begin to fall torrentially

not even a bucket left out
to catch my tears

© Obediah Michael Smith, 2010
10:03 p.m. 22.04.10


Anonymous D.A. said...

The rhyme is brilliant. And this poem is flawless. I love the rain and water imagery. This sounds like a poem that should be read out loud.

Friday, April 30, 2010 8:38:00 PM  

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