When the dust just won't settle,
leaving you alone and abandoned in silent exile,
the ice cold bitterness just won't melt,
and the impurities seem to linger despite all you can do to rid it all,
along comes the rain.
I watch as the people cringe and hide,
running, even in front of traffic to get away.
They become depressed, bodies aching,
yearning for the end to come,
as if threatened by the warnings of Noah.
But I welcome the rain.
I stare at it's source
tasting it's power
each drop a relentless soldier
united with the others in an army of flood
settling the dust
breaking the silence
melting the ice
cleansing the impurities
I am one with the rain
rain that won't step aside because I am different
immersing me in its acceptance and love
ridding me of all that I hate
and of all that hate me
rain the bringer of peace
rain the source of life
rain the companion that understands rejection
rain the reason to be
then partly cloudy with a high of 37F. Overnight low of 11 with a wind chill factor of -15. Wind advisories are in effect for Mahoning and Trumbull counties until 6 a.m. Stay tuned for FirstNews Sports, coming up next.
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