Rain, a poem by Melissa Reyes

Posted on August 23rd, 2012 by & filed under Be Inspired, Everything Miz Meliz, Poems

 

Tonight I did my very first public poetry reading.  It was at the Unurban Cafe in Santa Monica.  There is a Velvet Guerilla Cabaret there on Wednesday nights with an open mic.  It was a terrific experience.  After a good night’s sleep, I will write more about it.

This is a cool pic on instagram that I found of the Unurban:  http://instagram.com/p/eB3mA/

 

Here is the poem I read aloud to a room of strangers. . .

 

What is that sound I hear?

Softly tapping,

lightly rap-a-tap-rapping?

Pop

pop

pip,

mildly crackling.

Drip

drop

drip,

clapping and smacking.

It’s raining outside.

I can hear it rain outside.

The rain sounds so sexy.

It’s getting more intense.

Coming down harder and faster.

Everything is getting wetter.

Very wet.

The air is thick

and I can feel

the dark

heavy

rain cloud

over me.

It’s moist and dense,

and very intense.

I take a breath.

A very slow

deep

breath.

I can barely breathe.

It takes my breath away.

The rain is coming down very hard now.

Slip

slop

slip,

swishy,

swashy and splashy,

very fast.

I hear very big waves of water

in the distance

as they

wash in

and out.

The cloud is moving.

It is moving inside me.

The cloud is moving the rain away.

The sound of rain begins to mellow.

Slower

slower

slower, still.

Motion,

yet not as loud.

Falling

falling

from the cloud.

Quietly falling

like a shroud

over me.

Lighter now

softly now

pitter

patter

splatter.

Misty rain

lightly falling,

whispering my name.

Soft kisses

caresses

lightly touching

fingers through my hair.

Breath on my skin,

breathing it all in.

Tickling

ticking

pip

pop

smattering

dropping and dripping

drip

drop

draping over me

like soft, wet lips

kissing,

caressing my eyelashes.

The air is cold and moist.

I am warm.

Everything is quiet now.

No sound

at all.

My thoughts are filled

with the words

I want to hear.

Say you love me. . .

Say that you love me.

Say to me the words I long for.

The rain is gone

but I am here.

Soft mist

lips kissing

fingertips caressing

silent glances

romances

and I hear it!

What is that I hear?

Soft whisper in my ear.

“I love you.”

He loves me!

Hearts beating

rap-a-tap rapping

like rain,

sexy

steamy

loving

dreamy

rain.

by Melissa Reyes

2-5-09

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16 responses to “Rain, a poem by Melissa Reyes”

  1. […] of my favorites on my blog, and I have even read my poetry at various open mic nights. My poem, Rain, which I read when I participated in the Velvet Guerilla Cabaret at the UnUrban Coffee House in […]

  2. Jennifer says:

    With you when it rains, it pours, but in a good way;) You are such a multi talented person and thanks for inviting us last night, we had a blast!

  3. nina says:

    that is so awesome that you had a public poetry reading. what courage, and a great way to express yourself and feel liberated. blessings

  4. Ginger says:

    It’s such a big thing to stand up and share your art with other people, so BRAVA!

  5. I can imagine you reading it… I love rain!

  6. Oh my. After reading that I’m throwing away all my umbrellas.

    BB2U

  7. andie says:

    I wasn’t sure at first but the melody of your words is amazing!

  8. I am so sad I wasn’t there 🙁 I am sure you were AMAZING

    • MizMeliz says:

      Don’t be sad! It was a great time and I am sorry you missed it. But there are more great times to be had! Thank you for the encouragement! I needed it and you gave it so freely. I want you to know how much that means to me!

  9. Carolyn West says:

    Am I the only one who is getting all hot and bothered over the rain? 🙂

  10. Love this, and it makes me miss the rain so much right now! We need a good rainstorm 😉

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