Saturday, June 30, 2012

This & That

By: Donna L Martin

You’re thinking about leaving
Its all there in your eyes,
And I can sense your hesitation
When you try to say goodbye.
But before you close the door
There’s something you should know;
It’s the raindrops and rainbows
That helps true love to grow.

The memories of the good times
How they’d brighten up our day
And help create the rainbows
That kept dark clouds at bay.
The ringing of our laughter,
The loving in the snow;
Through those raindrops and rainbows
We helped our children grow.

So think before you turn away
From what our future could be,
And I hope all the years we’ve shared
Will help to make you see
That nothing in life comes easy
But the answer lies, I know
In those raindrops and rainbows
Which help true love to grow.


It took me fifteen years to discover I had no talent for writing, but I couldn't give it up because by that time I was too famous.

- Robert Benchley

He was such a bad writer, they revoked his poetic license.
- Milton Berle

I have been successful probably because I have always realized that I knew nothing about writing and have merely tried to tell an interesting story entertainingly.
- Edgar Rice Burroughs 

If you write one story, it may be bad; if you write a hundred, you have the odds in your favor.

- Edgar Rice Burroughs

First, find out what your hero wants, then just follow him!
- Ray Bradbury


  1. Hi Donna .. lovely poem - each raindrop holds beauty, dark and light ... and rainbows portend hope in that darkening sky they sit in ..

    Write on .. you are on the Write Track .. cheers Hilary

    1. Hi Hilary! Thank you for your kind words. I agree...I feel like I am on the write track as well!

      Thanks for stopping by and come back any time!

  2. Beautiful poem, Donna! It speaks to the heart!

    1. Hi Tina! I'm glad you liked it. Poetry to me is like anything else...some people with like it and some people won't but that's okay...

      Thanks for stopping by and come back any time!

  3. I LOVE your poem and the quotes! :D They are great! :)

    1. Hi Erik! Thanks for your kind words...I don't consider myself a stellar poet, but once in awhile something comes to me and I feel the need to write it down...;0)

      Thanks for stopping by and come back any time!

  4. Beautiful! Loved the poem, it spoke volumes.

    1. Thank you, Diane...I try...;0)

      Thanks for stopping by and come back any time!