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Holy Water
by Jessica L.H. Stanfield

Thursday, November 06, 2003

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One day,
all that will remain
of me
is the dust from which I came.
And when Iím finally laid to rest,
spread over the rippling, blue ocean,
I will surely miss
the smell of the rain;
the feel of its misty kiss
on my warm skin,
the icy-clean feeling
as it washes away the day.
And though my spirit will still hear it
falling,
I will no longer
be able to respond.
But for now,
I am alive and breathing
in that intoxicating, earthy smell.
As others rush by
complaining about getting wet
I turn my face skyward,
allowing my spirit
to shower in,
and be cleansed by,
Mother Natureís holy water.
My spirit celebrates
and rejoices
in the healing power
of Her loving rain
and regrets that one day,
I will no longer experience
the majestic healing
of this brilliant downpour.

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Reviewed by Monika Arnett-Cochran 5/7/2005
Awe-inspiring and cleansing, indeed!
Reviewed by David Young 2/16/2005
I very nice piece of poetic rain blessed us with your worded blessings.
Reviewed by Gail Ylitalo 11/12/2003
WOW!!! Great write!!!
Reviewed by Sandra Corona 11/10/2003
I love walking in the rain :)! It's so refreshing as is your poem.
:)Sandy
Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson 11/7/2003
I really like this poem, Jessica. Such wonderful, appreciative thoughts. Well expressed!
Reviewed by jude forese 11/6/2003
just as good, the second time around...
Reviewed by ya mama (Reader) 11/6/2003
a wonderfully written poem. a nice one.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 11/6/2003
Beautiful poem about something most people curse. Enjoyed!
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya 11/6/2003
Great thoughts....BHUWAN
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 11/6/2003
Wonderful approach to rain. Great write!
Reviewed by Al Swanson (Reader) 11/6/2003
just lovely Jessica, and full of zest too. so well written, I loved the aspect of Holy water additionally being a cleanser of the heart, Al
Reviewed by Rebekah Rosie Lang 11/6/2003
I already reviewed this poem too Jessica.
Great poem though!
Reviewed by George Carroll 11/6/2003
I think I reviewed this poem once before, didn't I Jessie?I think I said my wife used to like to take walks in the rain. Great write
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