raindrops running

Copyright ©Jane H. Johann, 2016 Southwestern Wisconsin Countryside

Copyright
©Jane H. Johann, 2016
Southwestern Wisconsin Countryside

raindrops running through the riverbend

tripping one over the other

in their memory upon memory

of loss, pain and suffering

 

raindrops running through the riverbend

deep moments of yesterday

loved ones who left

piercing their heart with no return

 

raindrops running through the riverbend

thoughts of things done and others left undone

letting go of the failures of the past

running forward to refresh their soul

 

raindrops running through the riverbend

take courage and go forward

doing better than yesterday

in their longing for tomorrow

 

 

 

 

29 thoughts on “raindrops running

  1. Jan Stewart says:

    You REALLY ought to publish a book of your poetry!!!!! You can self-publish you know. Get it on Amazon.com & you’ve got a 2nd career. I’m SERIOUS!!!!! Jan

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    • Thank you, Jan. You are very generous with your comments! I would…but…at the moment, I cannot afford even self-publishing. I do need a second career! I began teaching English online to students in China. It was going great for two weeks…then my FSmeeting connection with China shut down! I do not know what happened and I am still trying to figure it out. I am not the most tech savvy–though I did find the firewall. However, that was not the issue…and I am still perplexed as to what is.

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      • Andy Smart says:

        Hi there > Actually Jan is right. You should self – publish. Your work is excellent and it only costs a few quid/dollars for an ISBN number and the rest doesnt cost anything. Self publishing is free on CteateSpace. Any help I can give just drop by anytime mate 🙂 Really! Have a great day there 🙂

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      • Thank you, Andy! I will check into it. I am teaching Conversational English to students in China online! I love it! Hope you are doing well!

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      • Andy Smart says:

        Hiya Jane. That’s super fantastic. Are you using my material with the 66 topics. Great to see we are both teaching conversational English. Any tips I can offer then please drop by. Arent Chinese students wonderful?

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      • Yes, Chinese students are ambitious, have a good sense of humor and are delightful to work with! I will purchase your materials as soon as I make enough money to do so. I am sure they will help me immensely!

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      • Hi Andy, Okay, I just checked out CREATE SPACE on Amazon. Did you use this for your publications? Did you format your book prior to submitting it to
        Create Space? I was thinking of copying my pages that I want to publish from WordPress to a Microsoft Word Document. Will this work? Also, can I submit my own photographs with my writing?
        Thanks for your help!
        Jane

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      • Andy Smart says:

        Hiya Jane > Yes I used CreateSpace. By far the best place I found to self publish.
        Formatting: Yes. You need to use Word: Get the margins correct and then turn it into a pdf before you upload it. There are instructions on the website and the help line service is brilliant. I continually called them ha ha. You can submit photos but there is a big difference in cost from black and white (no cost) to colour which is expensive.

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      • Thank you so much, Andy!

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      • Andy Smart says:

        Anytime I can help just drop by Jane. Even for the little things that can drive one crazy 🙂

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  2. Eliza Waters says:

    A wonderful poem of love, longing and hope. Beautiful, Jane!

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    • Thank you, Eliza! You are so kind to read my words and comment! Thank YOU for all of your visits! I have to get to your blog now! I have been teaching Conversational English to Students in China. I love it! Just a couple of hours in the morning and sometimes at night…gives me a sense of purpose…and fills the emptiness. Good to do something that helps someone else!

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      • Eliza Waters says:

        That is so cool that you do that. I have read of a nursing home somewhere that exchanged with Brazilian students and it ended up being so much more than tutoring. Warm, bonding relationships formed to benefit both teenagers and elderly. Is it through an organization?

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      • Hi Eliza,
        It is a job…I am not that great…I get paid, but I often end up going another hour beyond the required teaching time, because you are correct, it is very rewarding! I already feel a very strong attachment to the students! I applied on Indeed.com and the Principal of the school, who resides in the USA, called me after reading my resume. I have been having difficulty with the program site that I am to use for the instruction. SO I lost all of last week! :.( Presently, I am using WeChat on the I-phone to continue the teaching, until I can get the program to function once more. I can imagine that the residents of the Nursing Home feel a purpose! I know that is has made a big impact on me these past few weeks. I feel so much more alive!
        Hope your day is going well, Eliza!

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      • Eliza Waters says:

        A total win-win!

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      • LOL…thank you so much, Eliza! Indeed a “win-win” situation!

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  3. Lynn Thaler says:

    Beautiful poem, I love it.

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  4. reocochran says:

    I like how you include pain and suffering bit move towards starting over and doing better in the future (tomorrow), Jane. Beautiful writing along with such a black and white, haunting photograph.

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  5. Awesome poem, Jane!!

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  6. oldpoet56 says:

    Very nice poem, good read.

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