You were the sunlight – Short Story Slam

07 Dec

Forty days and forty nights, they said,

the relentless dull sky

hung heavy over me.


Days stretched into months, years

and my umbrellas

were all threadbare.


Useless against the deluge.


Forty days, then forty nights, then a while longer.


Then you,

You were the sunlight

which stopped the rain.


(c) 2011



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Posted by on December 7, 2011 in Poetry


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27 responses to “You were the sunlight – Short Story Slam

  1. Ricky

    December 7, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    Reblogged this on Hello & Smile!.

  2. faithhopechocolate

    December 7, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    Poignant. Short and to the point.

  3. terri0729

    December 7, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    How wonderful is this!!! I loved it a lot :) Blessings, Terri

  4. judithatwood

    December 7, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    What vivid imagery — I felt like I was going through it with you — thanks so much!

  5. Charlie Parant

    December 7, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    many of the poems I have read today are about the rain (and it’s pouring here) this one has a ray of hope in it…I like it and feel I have commented on it before…?

    • halfwaybetweenthegutter

      December 7, 2011 at 7:57 pm

      I wrote it today, unless somebody had the same idea as me! It’s pouring here too, cold and grey and very windy, so I didn’t want to write about what’s outside the window; too depressing.

  6. serablue

    December 7, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    Sweet poem. I read once that in the bible when they say 40 days and nights, it’s a metaphor for “a long time.’ I like that.

  7. The Bipolar Project

    December 7, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    Beautiful. I love it! And the picture is gorgeous too.

    • halfwaybetweenthegutter

      December 8, 2011 at 3:06 am

      Thanks! I can’t claim credit for the picture, but it did take me a while to find the right one to fit.

  8. ManicDdaily

    December 8, 2011 at 1:22 am

    Very sweet and heartfelt. Lovely. K.

  9. Morning

    December 8, 2011 at 1:36 am

    delightful story, wow.

  10. pascquejtaime

    December 8, 2011 at 1:48 am

    Aww <3

  11. ottabelle

    December 8, 2011 at 3:54 am

    You’ve got an amazing way with words.

  12. charlesmashburn

    December 8, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    This is beautiful! The last three lines are absolutely awesome!

  13. William Leed

    December 9, 2011 at 5:59 am

    Great write. Love the last verse.

  14. The Noiseless Cuckooclock

    December 9, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    well written story.

    perfect progess from stanza to stanza,


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