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The Sting of November Rains

For the Mother Combs November Rains Challenge

By Cathy holmesPublished about a month ago β€’ Updated about a month ago β€’ 1 min read
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For Mother Combs six-line, six word November Rain challenge:

The bitter sting of November rains

cannot distract me from the promise

that, as trees shed their leaves,

if my soul sheds its smile,

it will bloom again in Spring.


Turns out I can't count either, since my six-line poem has only 5 lines. And no, I'm not changing it.

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Cathy holmes

Canadian family girl with a recently discovered love for writing. Other loves include animals and sports.

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  • JBaz10 days ago

    First off, love your attitude to the line count. Secondly, five is all you needed, this was November.

  • I didn't even notice it only had 5 lines lol. I loved this poem though

  • Samuel 15 days ago

    Fan of your work! Keep it up- would love if we could support each others writing im Samuel- πŸ“

  • No matter, 6 lines, 5 or 14, you are a poet!!πŸ˜ŠπŸ’•πŸ’œβ€οΈπŸ’–

  • Daphsam17 days ago

    This is fantastic. Extremely lyrical.

  • so lovely

  • Hope Martin23 days ago

    I love it! And haha its okay - you still did an amazing job on this poem even if it has 5 lines. There's absolutely nothing that needs to be changed about this <3

  • How did I not comment? Definitely read -Beautiful x

  • Mackenzie Davis24 days ago

    Stunning. That metaphor of leaves and a smile is genius.

  • Donna Fox (HKB)28 days ago

    I love the flow and beauty of this piece! It felt very soul-full. But most of all, I love the sass in the authors note at the end. The whole I miscounted and I'm not changing it because I love my work as is!! That's the most beautiful part to me! πŸ’œ

  • Kristen Balyeat29 days ago

    Ahhh, absolutely love this! Gorgeous poem with an incredibly beautiful and perfect message! Lovely, Cathy! πŸ’«πŸ’ž

  • beautiful

  • E.K. Danielsabout a month ago

    I loved this. What a beautiful sentiment.

  • Dana Crandellabout a month ago

    Well, your math stinks, but I sure like your poetry!

  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarranabout a month ago

    Your sixth line can be: If I topple that boy over 🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣 Loved your poem!

  • Babs Iversonabout a month ago

    With or without six lines, it is a fabulous Fall & November nature poem. Very inspirational too!!!

  • I cannot imagine your soul ever shedding its smile, Cathy. But if it ever does, may your words here prove prophetic.

  • Grz Colmabout a month ago

    Nice one Cathy. I was all happy to post mine the other day and then realised it was seven lines long lol.. so I had to delete one! πŸ˜…

  • Teresa Rentonabout a month ago

    Perfect 🀩

  • Colleen Millsteed about a month ago

    Excellently captured Cathy. The passing of a season.

  • JBazabout a month ago

    I really like this, you captured it wonderfully (But are you missing a line?)

  • Mother Combsabout a month ago

    oh, very lovely, Cathy My choices will be hard

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