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Falling

Falling

Softly as dew upon first blade of spring’s bounty

Unannounced it comes as damp caress in passing

It changes all things to glistening life just briefly lasting

Falling

Violently as hurricane upon once sun kissed shore

Unwanted it comes as drenching slap in hatred’s heat

It hurts without intent yet still its harm sudden and complete

Falling

Swiftly as stone heaved from mountainous height

Unimpeded it plummets as crashing force in fearful flight

It destroys all things near not noticing how they cower in fright

Falling

Raining – hailing

Unforgivingly so.

Karen Quinn 2005

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