Monday, January 11, 2010

Dasher Challenge Poem - Word: Raindrops, 1-11-10

Okay, so here's the deal: one of the writing groups I'm in in Second Life (TM) has this thing called the daily dash. Everyday we get a group IM from the moderator telling us a word for the day and we are supposed to write on it for fifteen minutes. I've never done it until now, so here's my first attempt at "dashing" in SL (TM). Hope you enjoy! <3

Dasher Challenge Poem -- Raindrops

raindrops gently dancing on my skin
in hot fetid humid air
like little beads of reprieve
from this steamy heat
that overwhelms me
flooding my senses
with senstions
and deviations
with no good explanation

oh i love watching the heat rise from the pavement
in waves of wiggly transparencies
and the steam permeates everything
and the intermittent raindrops sing to me
sprinkling down their song upon my skin
causing "some wierd sin"
oh, what trouble will this get me in

i hear the words of b. j. thomas
"raindrops keep falling on my head
and just like the guy whose feet are too big for his bed
nothing seems to fit
those raindrops are falling on my head, they keep fallin'"
ah, i don't fit and yet a single raindrop
transforms all that and i'm lifted out of myself
and petty concerns no longer have any consequence
as the "raindrops keep fallin'"
and "i'm never gonna stop the rain by complainin
b/c i'm free
nothing's worrying me"

oh god bless the raindrops
and the heat
and the steam
and days like this
oh, nothing beats this bliss

copyright 2010 Katherine Andrews