Entry - MAG Poetry Prize 2009

Stand in the Rain

by Stanley Millar

The house is warm and the flame is strong
But safe in this shelter I don't always belong
Put your hand in the fire and you'll feel the pain
I go into the night and stand in the rain
 
The table is full and the words come fast
Then the sun moves along, the morning can't last
When the party has stopped, the music won't remain
I go into the night and stand in the rain
 
The clocks are not moving and goodbye is far away
You can keep on walking home there's nowhere else you need to stay
But sometimes if you stop, it can drive you insane
So I go into the night and stand in the rain
 
Well she dries my hair and changes my clothes
When I come back inside she already knows
Yes she stands by my side, I don't have to explain
When I go into the night and stand in the rain
  
The air tastes so fresh and the well has overflowed
And all that I can see is you and the road
It's nothing too serious; I swear I will never complain
About going into the night and standing in the rain
 
So I'll go up the house, I can the hear the bells ring
I can see the moonlight dancing and the thunder sing
I'm so thankful for all the signs that have been sent so clear and plain
We'll be together through the night as we stand in the rain
 

Added: 27.04.2009

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