Like Fireflies & Rain #Poetry

I can still see you resting

in the water beside me.

Your contagious laughter

rippled in the water,

That nose of yours crinkled

& your eyes twinkled,

Like the fireflies that danced about-

as dusk tucked in around us-

Like a cool breeze and a

light quilt on a Summer night-

Until the skies overflowed-

One —

single —

drop —

at a time

— they fell around us,

Splashed about like a soft melody-

Until that one roll of thunder warned-

Rumbled & tumbled through the air-

And we raced for shelter from the storm.

About Gretchen McIntire (formerly Leary)

I am 34 years old, I live in the Raleigh area, and I am writing from the perspective of an individual with Asperger's Syndrome.
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17 Responses to Like Fireflies & Rain #Poetry

  1. Helen Dehner says:

    This is beautiful ,,, tender as a summer night.

  2. Lucy says:

    So beautiful and evocative. I love how wistful this feels as well.

  3. Grace says:

    Lovely rhythm specially with the single drop of rain,
    Splashed about like a soft melody-

    Nice to meet you at dVerse!

  4. Beverly Crawford says:

    Such a lovely interlude …. until the thunder warning came!

  5. msjadeli says:

    Such a cherished memory captured and shared in your poem. It is in these places where the true gifts of life reside.

  6. rothpoetry says:

    I really enjoyed the flow of your poem and the story behind it. Really great!

  7. Sunra Rainz says:

    Like a beautiful summer memory. I love the last stanza, the image of racing for shelter from the storm ❤

  8. Mish says:

    A lovely capture of a meaningful moment. The rhythm of those raindrops slowing falling in the middle of the poem was so effective.

  9. Thomas Francis says:

    Nice 👍 😎 I enjoyed your poem 😊.. T.C. 💕

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