Alan .S. Jeeves

Beyond The Rain

Where have all the raindrops gone

Spilling from on high?

Which once would fall about my head

But now my head is dry.

Where have all the snowflakes gone

Ambling down from space?

Shivering in the winter wild

And melting on my face.


Where have all the rivers gone

Dashing to and fro?

They once would splash across the land

As seaward they would go.

Where have all the oceans gone

To crash against the shore?

All that's left is salted sand

Upon a seabed floor.


Where have all the rainbows gone?

They lighted up the sky.

They once would bow and bend and reach

So far could see the eye.

Where have all the sundrops gone

To energise the rain?

Absent now, without a trace,

And never seen again.


And where have all my brothers gone?

Each walked the earth with me;

O'er moor and mountain, day by day,

From clifftop to the sea.

And where have all my sisters gone,

And all the loves I've known?

Disappeared, just like the rain,

So now I'm left alone.




  • Whimsical_1

    Your poem reads beautifully! Cant wait to read more of your works.

    • Alan .S. Jeeves

      Hello Whimsical, thank you for reading 'Beyond The Rain'. Thank you also for your kind words, more than ever we must take great care of our planet ~ it is the only one we have got.

      Kind regards, Alan

    • Fay Slimm.

      A welcome and well presented plea from your talented pen dear Alan -- these questions raise more than awareness as our planet reels from abuse and thank you for sharing them.

      • Alan .S. Jeeves

        I am pleased you enjoyed 'Beyond The Rain' Fay. I hope that you are staying safe and enjoying the Cornish Autumn.
        Ex animo, Alan

      • Goldfinch60

        Wonderful words Alan. Maybe one day homo sapiens will realise that they are destroying the earth and do something about it instead of talking about it.


      • orchidee

        Oh no, now you started me singing 'Where have all the flowers gone?' and me getting all sentimental (and smoochy?) lol.
        I supose they are still there, all these things and people, but we may not have seen them so much these days, with lockdown, etc. But I see the sense in which you write this poem.

        • Alan .S. Jeeves

          Pete Seeger wrote 'Flowers Gone' a long time ago didn't he Steve? It was one of the first pieces of music I learned to play when I started learning guitar. I have to admit that I was mindful of his words when I wrote mine.
          Ex animo, Alan.

        • Lorna

          Just lovely.... thank you.

          • Alan .S. Jeeves

            Thank YOU Lorna for your visit and comment. I hope you enjoyed 'Beyond the Rain.
            Kind regards, Alan

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