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the gray of the
low hanging clouds
which seem to glower,
taking away
the moments
enchantment power.
as the late day's
sunlight fades,
and the playing children
stop all movement
as wistful tears
appear glistening
on cherub cheeks,
and the gentle rain
begins to patter
on window panes,
and rooftop peaks.
all movement ceases
as the darkness increases.
with heavy heart
we bid goodbye,
and part in sweet sorrow.
looking toward
the dawning
of the morrow
and the promises held within.


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I'm not usually a fan of rhyming poetry, but I like this one quite a bit C - well done! The imagery, and flow worked well, and captures the fading of the day, giving way to an oncoming evening rain very well.

My only crit is minor in that it may read better if you consider breaking this up into stanzas. Could just be a style thing for me, so just my opinion.


Michael Anthony

I guess, the way it flows is part of my style. I feel that it would not read the same if I used stanzas for this particular poem. but I very much appreciate you for reading and making a suggestion. thank you so very much.

*hugs, Cat

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All is good and in keeping with the theme and such.
Your title is good, but could be better; maybe something like
"What About Tomorrow?" the pacing is good and seems to dictate a
slower pace; [a little melancholy, if you will.]
~ Geez.

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