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The Sun Still Shines, The Rain Still Falls

by Mark Stone

When the doctor walks in
Ashen-faced through the curtains
And says you have cancer
The sun still shines, the rain still falls.

When the delivery van
Runs the red light
And shatters your windscreen
As you wait to turn right onto your street
The sun still shines, the rain still falls.

When you happen to bump in to
The love of your life
While shopping at a grocery store
And your eyes first meet,
The sun still shines, the rain still falls.


Author's Note: ...

Posted on 12/05/2017
Copyright © 2018 Mark Stone

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by George Hoerner on 12/05/17 at 09:27 PM

I like this piece Mark! It reminds me of half my life. But that's behind me now just the grave in front.

Posted by Philip F De Pinto on 12/06/17 at 12:37 AM

I love the whole idea of this poem. Yes, the rain falls and the sun shines even when we wish they wouldn't.

Posted by Rob Littler on 12/08/17 at 06:52 AM

I am deciding if this is three tragedies of just one.

Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 12/18/17 at 02:03 AM

Continuity in the bigger picture, perhaps, even as our small events arrive or move on. I like the repetition of the "shines, falls" phrase.

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