|Severe allergies prevent me from outside activities I once loved doing, including gardening. But your art keeps me company and brings me much joy.|
|I love all that I fave, but these are especially nice.|
Sea Of GriefThere is a sea of griefSea Of Grief by RainySkyz
in my heart tonight
Its permanent residency
refuses all eviction
Reflections of dark and cold
ebb and flow
With every beat
Sweeping life away
Not even you can save
the watered down
With it you have become one
Too deep within to reach
I cannot creep
toward the sun
I take your gentle hands
and place them upon
my breathless chest
Hoping for hope
As woman to man
I explain again and again,
"This pain . . . this pain . . ."
As man to woman
you try but cannot fathom
And so it remains
the same insanity
A world for the superficial
and those not born of it
crawl beneath the scalpel
for what they believe will achieve
Love is from the inside out
Not the outside in
If from within you are not adored
let alone, seen
it will not matter
how you adorn
Just another bauble shining
not the brightest
nor the best
Only one of many
Two PoemsBy Terrence Feally (formerly spriggan-62)Two Poems by RainySkyz
Didn't mean to fall in love
Wasn't ready by far
Push comes to shove
Lost alone and yet
A voice comes close
Dissolving the noise
Freeing up choices
But deaf ears prevail
A lesson once learned
Dies along the trail
Still echoes suggest
Twice I must
Thrice I won't
Didn't mean to fall in love
I go forth
As once I wanted to be just
Wasn't ready by far
Push comes to shove
Lost and alone
By Claudia Roberts aka RainySkyz
Again and again
I must be true
It's all I know
how to do
So stay or leave
but please believe
after the seasons
all run dry
beyond the death
of eternal time
devoted I belong
you my dear
Heart's-easePeace be youHeart's-ease by RainySkyz
dearest of dears
my calm haven
and song unfeigned
as eyes widen
in my dreams
Stay with me
my inner smile
and all the while
Love . .
Play . .
Kiss . .
Embrace . . .
SatieI called him forth upon my piano and played him whenever I needed him.Satie by RainySkyz
Sometimes with my tears.
the music takes me back in time, to a home I once owned.
I was in my naive 20s...
trying to be normal and cheerful,
when in between
he would erupt with beatings,
even try to murder me
but instead murdered my hand.
I blocked from mind
much of those first five years.
And because I stayed away.
Until I finally found a way to cure
his inexplicably violent rages.
But before that...
fear and sadness...
alone and unable to share what was going on...
believing my life was really me already dead and sent to hell,
and that no man could or ever would love me...
and though no man, except my father, ever really did,
for which I long ago accepted...
I fondly recall winter, especially one,
inside that uselessly enormous family room...
rain zigzagging tranquil and sweet...
as the warmth of the black iron fireplace
comforted my first child (a Siamese cat)
who dozed much too closely
Without YouHow can I writeWithout You by RainySkyz
when the song in my heart is denied
How can I write
when love is not here by my side
How can I write
when everything's been said, life's dead,
and soul bled
How can I write? How can I write?
when all that remains
is a plea to take the memories away
no hope or healing
the death of feeling
Lost inside a dream
and can't get out
No, can't get out
Can't write my way
Can't write a thing
A month is an eternity
Even my sighs are empty . . .
Poor Little June BugPoor little June bug.Poor Little June Bug by RainySkyz
I did not mean to be mean.
When a bug must die
I deliver a certain swift death.
I do not believe in suffering.
Not even of a poor little June bug.
So shiny, pretty, dark, and brown.
Hairy legs, kinked, walking slowly
along the rug's edge.
Until you saw gigantic me.
And froze with fear.
Poor little June bug,
I did not mean to be mean.
Had I known it was you,
I might have let you go.
But you were snooping my kitchen!
And course I thought you were sent
straight from the devil himself.
With a swift mad fist
I mashed part of your head
and captured you in a glass
and sat you on the counter
to observe in disgust.
And then with sadistic pleasure
"That'll teach you
for invading my turf!
Die you little bastard!
Scream your guts out
to your gazillion relatives!
'Run away, run away fast!'
because I'm now in furious pursuit!"
I watched you slowly wiggle a bloody leg,
then what was left of another,
as you tried to move your head
and the remai
The Screams Of Mourning Doves (re-submitted)Dear Reader,The Screams Of Mourning Doves (re-submitted) by RainySkyz
This story may not be finished, for reasons unknown or that you may
derive. It is a work in progress, to keep me company during this very
long lonely night of complex post-traumatic stress disorder depression.
It is what it is -- not really plotted, so unexpected, not even wanted, and
with much defensive activity, and battled at every opportunity. But
some stories cannot be denied no matter how hard we try. They write
themselves because they don't care who wins or loses. They only care to
be heard, even if by no one. They are the act itself. Anything else is left
to chance. That is how this story is, will be, or will not be.
It is a story about two strangers -- an older woman, and a man, who have
been wounded all their lives by almost everyone they deeply cared
about, including spouses, lovers, family, and to such a consistent
beating they gave up hoping they will ever be loved.
|My short stories. Some very old. Some whimsical. Many emo or passionate. Hopefully at least one will entertain you.|
|2011-2012. My Six Word Stories. They are a short story format, written with no more than six words plus title. I'm still trying to get the hang of it. I'm happy my favorite "Writer's CPR" received a DLD.|
|I'm self-training. I prefer pencils, pastels, chalk. I'm inept with traditional brushes but I do love watercolors. I'm experimenting with digital art. I'm lucky if I complete more than two works a year. I had an art drought of more than 15 years. It's very difficult for me. But I love it.|
|I'm most fond of cats (raised many, none now), but also had dogs, birds, and horses. I like observing frogs and lizards and most all animals, including certain insects. I enjoy seeing what all of you have photographed, drawn, or painted.|
|Beautiful still life by talented dA artists. My most favorite art form is still life, including that which I try to do myself.|
|All of these are by wonderful dA artists. I enjoy looking at them very much.|
Bio: Female, age 66. California born and raised except for 5 years in Arkansas. Was married too young and too long (28+ years). I have one son, no grand children. But I'm Aunty to many nieces/nephews, a great aunty to even more, and more recently a great great to two. That makes me smile.
And if it's not already fairly obvious, I'm candid and comfortable speaking my mind. It's how I believe we all should be. --Claudia, July 2014
Favorite Colors? ©
Medium to Light Blues,
Purples in all Hues,
Soft Sunny Yellows,
and All In Betweens.
My quotes, philosophies, and poetry: ©
"One thing I've learned in this long life of half joy and half sorrow,
it's Love that decides when and how it loves -- not I."
"It's not how piercing the comebacks,
but how meaningful the argument." ツ
"If the light be truth, I always choose the light.
If the dark be illusion in which to hide,
I choose to illuminate.
If in between I fall and must again choose,
I hope always to use the dark as the direction from which I depart, and not arrive."
Just A MessageI say,©3-10-2011
Chris Botti (lovely horn, nice jazz) www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ur8rBh…
Paula Cole: I Am So Ordinary www.youtube.com/watch?v=QREVNx…
Tanner Patrick: Shake It Off (cover)www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynLAtt…
For you guys, and/or someone living with a guy, or children and their fathers, or even if just for a future reference... might want to read this. We're finding it quite interesting. If you see yourself or loved one in this book, maybe do some reading of other books of this subject: The Irritable Male Syndrome: Managing the Four Key Causes of Depression and Aggression Hardcover – September 23, 2004 by Jed Diamond
Found here on amazon:
John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman: My One And Only Love www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecrE80…
(This is so cute.)
Clark Terry: Trumpet Mouthpiece Blues www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8-8CF…
In behalf ...check this out?
(Really cool song and video.)
My Kickstarter projectTake a moment to check it out and what I'm trying to accomplish. If you're interested, I have some pretty sweet rewards available. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1406722480/skulkey-productions
(Because of our drought... I'm playing only songs about rain, while at the same time, playing soundtracks of rain. Well, if I can't have the real deal..., why not? lol Only songs that I like qualify.)
Eddie Rabbitt: I Love A Rainy Night www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_6QFH…
Elvis: Kentucky Rain www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GC_WN…
Brook Benton: Rainy Night In Georgia www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDRbF8…
Ronnie Milsap: Smokey Mountain Rain www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwcKde…
Jim Croce: Alabama Rain www.youtube.com/watch?v=kio002…
Madonna: Rain www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IKMXf…
Mika Yoshida & Steve Gadd: Rain Dance (Duo) www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_i43H…
Richard James: Purple Rain (cover) www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcZRwC…
Mika: Rain (Anti-rain song? Dang, but I like it.) www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaz3b5…
Guns 'N Roses: November Rain www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SbUC-…
Eurythmics: Here Comes The Rain Again www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzFnYc…
Carole King: It Might As Well Rain Until September www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3QP7v…
Cranberries: Raining In My Heart www.youtube.com/watch?v=ry_Xxe…
Buddy Holly: Raining In My Heart www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLeZof…
Led Zeppelin: The Rain Song www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4v-_p…
Mayer Hawthorne: I Wish It Would Rain www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfpJmb…
The Temptations: I Wish It Would Rain www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnFcoE…
Everly Brothers: Crying In The Rain www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_6qQE…
(Yep I'm goofy. If you read this far so are you!)
Creed: Rain www.youtube.com/watch?v=3k3jxi…
Beatles: Rain www.youtube.com/watch?v=liJbri…
Gary Allan: Yesterday's Rain www.youtube.com/watch?v=zENvKb…
Gene Kelly: Singing In The Rain www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1ZYhV…
The Cowsills: The Rain, The Park, and Other Things (I Love The Flower Girl) www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrkG37…
Garbage: I'm Only Happy When It Rains www.youtube.com/watch?v=esEdC0…
Billie Myers: Kiss The Rain www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kq-r4Z…
Lou Christie: Rhapsody In The Rain www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdKzdO…
Satriani: Tears In The Rain www.youtube.com/watch?v=amT_qZ…
Nelson and Twain: Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6wBxQ…
Neil Young: Early Morning Rain www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEVusE…
Counting Crows: Raining In Baltimore www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEnCxG…
Patty Griffin: Rain www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFbjE7…
The Fortunes: Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling Again www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vPPoM…
(Hours later. Exhausted. How about you?)
Bob James: Rain www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5XyHB…
Chet Baker: Come Rain Or Shine www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAsDTk…
Keith Urban: Raining On Sunday www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgV7RG…
Sinatra: Here's That Rainy Day www.youtube.com/watch?v=nK3s_a…
Guy Lombardo: September In The Rain www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLqODP…
"Rain" Classical New Age 2009 www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLcQ0z…
Feng Xue: Rain And Tears www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRzgjS…
Dennis Kuo: Rainy Nights Rainy Days www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGEQu6…
Pogues: A Rainy Night In Soho www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSyL-T…
(Really I'm not OCD. I just enjoy a challenge. Sometimes.)
Stratovarius: 4000 Rainy Nights www.youtube.com/watch?v=wP6n1k…
Joni Mitchell: Rainy Night House www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJ4luS…
Billie Jo Spears: Rainy Days And Stormy Nights www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkkuJj…
Impact: Rainy Days And Storm Nights www.youtube.com/watch?v=OldavG…
Secret Garden: Sometimes When It Rains www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFZhhw…
Leon Russell: A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4sMSS…
Late Night Alumni: Rainy Days www.youtube.com/watch?v=oq7IP0…
Rainy Days, Cold Nights // Drake x J. Cole Type Beat www.youtube.com/watch?v=1me1AY…
Stevie Nicks: Outside The Rain www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEJcjA…
Chicago: Another Rainy Day In NY City www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MsoOW…
Chris de Burgh: A Rainy Night In Paris www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMOXhO…
Steffen Schackinger: On A Rainy Night www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-wosv…
Queensryche: Another Rainy Night Without You www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHKXxf…
Jimi Hendrix: One Rainy Wish www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDgNHo…
Twelfth Night - THE WIND AND THE RAIN www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhSfZp…
The Imagined Village: Cold Haily Rainy Night www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVq2hi…
Coldplay: Rainy Day www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEGfGL…
Neil Diamond: Rainy Day Song www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6L2My…
One Way: Rainy Days www.youtube.com/watch?v=hw3KL1…
Tape Five: Love On A Rainy Day www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvGbyF…
Latter Day Lizards in concert: Rainy Night in Montague www.youtube.com/watch?v=GiE1pQ…
(Ow. My butt hurts, and I'm nearly slumped over my keyboard... telling myself, "Enuf! Enuf! Go to bed! Oh wait... look! A song you've not heard yet!")
Riky Maltese: Rainy day www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pJ5pf…
E.L.O.: Concerto For A Rainy Day www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWnYae…
Faust: It's A Rainy Day Sunshine Girl www.youtube.com/watch?v=VABe-9…
XYZ: Rainy Days www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1myRF…
Soulostar: Rainy Day Reminiscence www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-A5u7…
Coconeru - Ft. Hannah May: Even Rainbows Have Rainy Days www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRYiXz…
Wynonna: Come Some Rainy Day www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPMR0-…
Lonnie Jordan: Grey Rainy Days www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pd9T46…
Owsley: Rainy Day People www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcgegF…
Gazebo-I Like Chopin (Rainy Days Never Say Goodbye) www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCE2Xy…
The Rainy Day by Longfellow, read by Tom O'Bedlam www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-DrI6…
Rain by Edward Thomas www.youtube.com/watch?v=alqHIK…
(End of rain songs. And just because I love this movie so much...) www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tv-Z8Y… www.youtube.com/watch?v=IISaqr…
Tribute to Robin Williams by Billy Crystal during the emmy awards, August 25, 2014.
(I wish you were still with us, Robin. Miss you.)