Rainy Afternoon


Wet fingers tapping on my window
Restless clouds tumble across the sky
The wind freshens
A new scent fills the air

Melancholy pervades my being
I retreat into solitary hours
Spent in reflection
Lost in myself

Isolation hangs heavy
Restraints placed upon my movement
Darken my mood
Wash away my ambition

A rainy afternoon
Devoid of cheer
I sit in silence but for
Wet fingers tapping on my window

About oldmainer

I am a retired manager living in Southern Maine and a would be writer of poetry, narratives, short stories, and random opinions, and that's how Oldmainer was born. Recently, I decided to try an experiment. I added photography to the mix, using only a cheap cell phone with a limited camera and the editing software that came with it, and added the blog site Inklings at poormanspoet.wordpress.com to showcase the results. So, feel free to use whatever you find interesting or worthy, but please honor the terms of my copyright when and if you do. They may not be much, but they are still a piece of me. I appreciate your checking me out and hope that you find something that will encourage a return visit. Thanks for stopping by.
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5 Responses to Rainy Afternoon

  1. Edwin Best says:

    I know this feeling all too well, oldmainer. I read this at work today and it reminded me what I’m really here for.- beautifully expressed!

  2. Starralee says:

    Wow, fabulous poem–I love that visual, wet fingers tapping on window; but I’m sorry for your darkened mood–those are not fun days, I know. Lifting you up in prayer.

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