Tuesday, September 27, 2011

New York Rain

Warm summer night in New York City
Rain falling
Landing on my cheek
Foreshadowing the tears
That would be there tomorrow.

A gentleman, you said.
Friendship, you said.
Respect, you said.
And I believed.
The heat in your eyes convinced me.

Now silence.

Yet, New York.
The beauty of New York
The intensity of a moment
The promise of magic

An illusion of the past,
For this moment is empty
Except for the tear
That echoes the rain
That framed the kiss.
There just yesterday.

 - Olivia M. Grey

Olivia prefers to live in the cobwebbed corners of her dark mind writing paranormal romance with a Steampunk twist. Her premiere Steampunk Paranormal Romance novel, Avalon Revisited, is an Amazon.com Gothic Romance bestseller. A second novel, The Zombies of Mesmer, is available in Kindle. She also writes short stories, relationship articles, and angsty poetry. New York Rain originally appeared within the pages of Caught in the Cogs and appears here with the author's permission.


  1. This poem moves me on many levels Olivia. Thank you for sharing.

    1. I'm so sorry I just saw this now (11 years later!), Mark. Thank you for your comment. I'm touched to see that it spoke to you.

  2. Thank you so much for including it on your fine blog. I am truly honored.

  3. You're well on your way to earning a seat at the Round Table and your poem is sure to be in the Hall of Fame. Steampunk lives!

    1. It was in the end! Thank you for your vote of confidence!