Paul Rainwater jr. Poems

Semi-Retired, I was a U.S.Customhouse Broker & Licensed International Freight Forwarder, still carry a license with the U.S.Department of Homeland Security which prior to 9-11 was the Department of U.S. Treasury. I love to read, play chess, golf, and enjoy restoring my '72 Volkswagen. I started writing poetry in '94. My wife talked me into joining VN. When I originally set up my profile I used my first & middle name to avoid possible confusion with my wife's profile. But I decided that more than one Rainwater on VN was O.K. MarVenea & I are very careful never to take advantage of this wonderful forum by responding to each other's work. My favorite poet is Rudyard Kipling, "Lest we forget, lest we forget" (Recessional)

Poem TitleViewsResponsesVotesPointsAddedLast ViewCategories
Though Nothing Can Bring Back The Hour Of Splendor In The Grass, Of Glory In The Flower 195110294/29/20119/18/2019
For my sister (Marilyn) upon loosing her husband this a.m.176011141/2/20129/18/2019
What The Farmer Knows15585145/12/20119/18/2019
The Old Cabinet Maker- my first attempt at a sonnet1474111412/28/20119/18/2019
Good Friday139210284/22/20119/18/2019Religious, Christian, Jewish, Islam, Baptist, etc. - Spiritual
In Defense Of Romance1388241411/19/20119/18/2019Free Verse - Life
Turning Water Into Wine135760010/7/20119/18/2019Free Verse - Life
BETWEEN MIST AND STONE131511009/30/20109/18/2019Life - Other
May God Watch Over Our Children (Dedicated to Marcia who wrote these words in a response to my poem.13002009/28/20119/18/2019Family - Free Verse
"REVENGE...A VICIOUS CYCLE"12683008/30/20109/18/2019Life - Other
A Mother's Courage (May 24th tornado outbreak, Oklahoma)12363005/24/20119/18/2019
Mothering By Heart12354004/23/20119/18/2019Family - Religious, Christian, Jewish, Islam, Baptist, etc.
Take Me Back To Avalon122610149/24/20119/18/2019Free Verse - Life
Love In The Hour Of The Harvest Moon11051631410/10/20119/18/2019Free Verse - Love, Romantic, Weddings, Romance, I love you
Remind Me Of A Time1071120012/14/20119/18/2019Free Verse - Life
Toil And Water10484005/5/20119/18/2019Family - Life
THE COLOR OF DRIED BUFFALO GRASS99180010/11/20119/18/2019Abstract - Love, Romantic, Weddings, Romance, I love you
The Child Is The Father To The Man.......Dowell's suggested title98916299/18/20119/18/2019Father - Free Verse
BETWEEN MIST AND STONE96770011/16/20119/18/2019Life - Nature
This Plot Of Land951110010/10/20119/18/2019Free Verse - Life
The Self, Exalted9347007/28/20109/18/2019Life - Other
Just Give Me A Cowboy Poet (If Susan is doing both I am too)929131411/14/20119/18/2019
The fragrance of virtue, Rises to the heavens 9098005/17/20119/18/2019Free Verse - Peace
All Cards Are Marked And All Fates Will Collide89410155/3/20119/18/2019
Freedom8849145/21/20119/18/2019Free - Life
Just Give Me A Cowgirl Poet868141411/11/20119/18/2019Cowboy - Free Verse
Failure To Thrive86440012/27/20119/18/2019Family - Life
Mysteries of Life81550010/4/20119/18/2019Free Verse - Life
Once Created, Can Not Be Destroyed…Only Changed8147151/10/20129/18/2019Free Verse - Life
The Arrogance Of The Fly7878009/22/20119/18/2019Animals - Happy
Be Not Afraid7798149/17/20119/18/2019Not Categorized - Religious, Christian, Jewish, Islam, Baptist, etc.
Life On A Chessboard77580011/3/20119/18/2019Free Verse - Sports
A Time Set Apart76561411/29/20119/18/2019Free Verse - Life
My First Poem7355005/13/20119/18/2019
The Complexity Of Simplicity 73120011/29/20119/18/2019
"Come Softly" (revised, second attempt on this title)72550012/29/20119/18/2019
The Rise And Fall Of Notes723162810/14/20119/18/2019Free Verse - Other
In Defense Of Gratitude 7216009/29/20119/18/2019Free Verse - Life
Shhhhh …..Listen7199005/8/20119/18/2019Inspirational Poems, Motivational - Life
Come Softly (2nd attempt at sonnet, instruction welcomed)70841312/28/20119/18/2019
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