Red is my heart’s rushing river

Two birds with one stone—this week’s poetry challenge based on the Marc painting, and the Daily Post prompt: unstoppable.

Franz_Marc-In_the_Rain(Im_Regen)_(1912)

Red is my heart’s rushing river,

Grey the regret in your eyes,

Lush is the world of rain falling.

 

Clenched fists grasp a torrent of pain,

Clenched hearts squeeze a rainstorm of tears,

Red is my heart’s rushing river.

 

Apart yet together we walk,

Relentlessly dogged by our past,

Grey the regret in your eyes.

 

Dead love cannot stop life teeming,

Nor still the wild pulse of freedom,

Lush is the world of rain falling.

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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

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