Sometimes love just has to say goodbye. And maybe it can be found again someday. If not, then we move on.

This poem originally was published in Sad Poems - Sad Love Poems

Tasting The Raindrops
Looking in your eyes
I feel myself falling in love with you
You said I love you
And I said it too

We went to our very own special spot
For no real reason at all
We sat and talked and looked at one another
And then the rain began to fall

We could have left just as quick as we came
But no, you wanted to stay in the rain
You asked me a question I’ll never forget
Have you ever tasted the raindrops?

I looked at you funny and you gave me a sigh
The cutest look, as I wondered, why?
Why, did you ask me to taste the rain?
Well, what did have to loose or gain?

I watched you with a careful eye
And did the same as you
You were looking up at the cloudy sky
But my eyes were stuck on you like glue

I lifted my head to look at the sky
And closed my eyes really tight
Just as I thought I’d caught a raindrop
You suddenly held me tight

I opened my eyes with slight alarm
As you kissed me soft and sweet
I remember that kiss like it was yesterday
I still feel those raindrops on my cheek

I tasted the raindrops like I never had before
It was worth every second of bliss
Every time I think of that moment
I think of my raindrop kiss

We sat close together on that one special rock
And we held each other tight
Then almost as suddenly as it came
The sun came out from beneath the rain

The most beautiful colors I’ve ever seen
Came out on the western sky
The sun was setting and the moment was perfect
More than any money could buy

As the sun slowly set and the sky lit up
You began carving our names in our special rock
I told you I would never forget this moment
In my heart this memory is locked

As our names were finished and permanently engraved
We watched the sun finish its day
We slowly got up to leave this place
Which was a year ago this May

I haven’t been to that spot in a year
Where did all the time go?
I will visit this place alone this time
And I will finally have to let go

This memory will be in my heart forever
But you will not remain in my mind
I don’t know if that love, will be seen again
For that love I cannot find

I will go to this spot as we promised we would
But you will not be there this time
Why is it that you can’t keep your promise?
I know that I’m keeping mine

Never again will I taste the raindrops
The way I did with you
And when I go to this spot again
I will say goodbye to you.

97 Visitor Comments (from the Voting form)
  • michelle
    this reminds me so much of a time i had with my boyfriend hes no longer alive but this poem took me back to that exact day amazing job
  • sally
    I wish I could have been the one to have written this poem. Me and my ex had a special rock high on a mountain and that's where he first told me he loved me. And we carved our initials into this rock. The place will always be special to me also. The place was called Buzzard Rock on top of The Whitetop Mountain in Virginia. So thank you for expressing this memory so beautifully. Wonderful Poem.
  • adriana aka P-dub Girl
    hey i love this poem it's really kool it remaind me of my boyfriend will yeh um bye
  • Arleth
    This poem was really, really deep and nice. it really touched my heart lolz.
  • Lucy
    that poem was sooooo BOOTIFUL! it made me cry, coz my ex bf n i were in that same situation n it felt like that poem was made 4 us! that was sooo touching! THANK YOU 4 WRITTING THIS! xXx
  • fiona
    this poem was amazing, i loved it, it actually made me cry thinking about an ex, who had the same type of thing the same place and the same rain and the same ending, tomorow would have been our year anniversary, and this has really actually made me quite sad, but in a good way like it aint just me who feels this alone, and wanting someone else back. Thank you for this poem.
  • Tina
    im like . dannnngggg! this is really sweet at the beggining! i love the whole poem! i`ve been liking rain so when i saw the title, i'm like . hmmmm okay . i'll read this, and i didnt kno that it would turn out this great and touching! i love it sooooooo much! THANKS FOR WRITING THIS
  • Cheryl
    This poem touched my heart it made me cry and a poem hasnt made me cry in a long time. Only my own poems i loev it that you can write so pashiontaly its amazing . n if this was a true story im goin though the same right now.
  • arianna
    your poem was amazing. i hope one day i can taste the rain drops like you did just to have the memory like you. im sorry he didnt keep his promise.
  • Zaqueo
    This poem was really good. it touched me deepley in my heart. I am in love with a girl right now, and i myself have never tasted the raindrops. I am a poet my self, published two times and only 17. again this was really good
  • Aubrey
    this was a great, heartfilling poem.
  • Alisha
    This poem is really good my boyfriend just broke up with me this past Saturday and i'm trying to say good-bye and this poem opened my eyes a lot Thank You
  • Joey
    oh my god when i read your poem i thought it was talking about a moment in my life it was a beautiful moment i love your poem its awsome
  • animlfrk
    I really liked that i could connect to it. I dated a guy for 2 years which happened to be my first love. A petty fight broke us up for good and although it was a while ago and I have since gotten married, I still have pictures and often think of memories when things happen in my life today. I often go back to that spot by myself. Makes me feel better to know i am not crazy or overly sensitive.
  • Ryan
    I think its amazing the way you put your heart into your poem. The way you conveyed all your feelings was incredible.
  • michelle
    i thought that this was a really sweet poem. :)
  • michaela
    some poems i dont even like reading because they arent very good but this poem touched me keep it up
  • Danielle
    that was excellent!
  • ryan
    Awesome poem. I think every great love has had a special spot and time that theve spent there. I myself have lost a great love and whenever i visit that special spot i think of her. But it is never the same.
  • Danielle
    This poem was AMAZING! I have read many poems on this site and this one is my favorite! It is soo realistic. You can relate to the author. You feel his joy and happiness and then his loneliness and sadness. I wish i knew who the author was because he is incredibly talented and should be commended on his amazing ability to express human emotions.
  • kayse
    I loved the poem!
  • sarah
    wow that was one of the best poems i ever read cuz i like poems about stories and that was so beautiful as i read the poem i could picture it in my mind
  • Edellen Jean
    my goodness! This is the most beautiful poem that i ever read! You know! Someday, if my love one will come, my only sign that it was him, that someday, he would kiss me under the rain! hhaaa,. what a romantic poem. But its so sad at the ending! But still its beautiful! Keep writing more beautiful poem!
  • alen
    i like your poem alot . i will read this evryday becuase in 4 more days the person that i really love will move away and i wont see him ever agian and thats really sad. but anyway your poem was great. and i enjoyed it. Thanks for the great poem
  • ashley
    that was the best poem i ever read. i really felt it in my heart. im sorry that happend to you and hope your doing much better.
    this is an experience i had. i never knew anyone else liked the raindrop kisses. we did not carve r names in a rock. it was engraved in our hearts. and know i must go back to that spot and say good-bye thank u for writing this .
  • john
    This poem touched my heart, having recently lost the girl im in love with after 16 months to sumbody else, i was in tears after reading this, a powerful and moving poem for anybody who has suffered at the hands of love
  • isang
    I felt like I was the person in the poem. Awesome job!
  • Jessica
    This was a wonderful poem. I dated someone very specail to me for two years and it just recently ended. I'm trying to say goodbye. This poem reminded me of all the special places we used to go and now as I pass them alone, I continue to let go. I really enjoyed this poem and I know I could never had said it better. Thank you.
  • Naïka
    omg, that poem was so amazing! it reminded me of my first kiss with a guy i loose forever. it touched me a lot because i never knew how to put my pain into word untill i dicovered that site. keep the great work!
  • LEvi
    This was one of the best poems that I heve ever read yet! It really touched me! Keep up the good work!
  • keisha
    i really like this poem. it touched me. memories like that don't go away.
  • Audra
    This poem has a lot of meaning for me. It reminds me of the night I spent with the love of my life after we had broke up sitting on my porch for two hours in the rain talking about our past and hopefully our future together. The night ended perfectly with a rain and tearstained kiss that can never be duplicated or replaced. I still think of that wonderful night and I still cry because as bad as it hurts I know that things will never be the same.
  • toni
    This poem made me think of my love that i have lost. You brought tears to my eyes. The poem was great. BRAVO ! KEEP THEM COMING.
  • Amber
    Great Poem, that's all there is to it!
  • Danielle
    I really loved the metaphoric work, it was amazing. i am going through A first real heatbreak and i feel everything that was written. i think that the words dont need to be read, but the words will read to you, and ur words read to me. thank you for sharing ur pain bkuz it helps others like me see the light no matter how bad the storm is.
  • channelle
    Your poem slimply touches my heart. it made a tear roll down my cheek.
  • kyra
    Omg that was the best poem i have ever ever read, i write a poem eveyday, i am completly obsessed, not yet have i writen a happy poem all heart break like this one, and guess what i am 13. But this poem touched me so so so much, please keep writing, i loved it so much.
  • patti
    that is soo sweeet. ive done that be4
  • Michael
    This is the most beatiful poem I have seem in my life. It left me in awe
  • Melissa
    This is such a great poem! It touched my heart in so many ways. keep up your good work.
  • Tracy
    wow that poem is great it touched my heart and it was like i could picture i was there. great poem
  • bansi
    this poem is really awsome n marvelous. it is heart touching n reveals lost memories. the effort of the poet is worth lots of praise.
  • koatzy
    that was a wiked sad poem i loved it i hope u write more
  • Kay
    I love this poem. you did an ansome job!
  • kobe
    This is seriously an awesome poem. It made me cry, me and my bf just broke up and we had some really sweet times. I love it.
  • Paul
    This touched me in a special way. I am trying to deal with the loss of Karen, the love of my life. your work helps me to cope and perhaps someday recover. Thank you
  • tia
    looooooooooooooove it
  • sharnni
    this is the most beautiful and heart touching poem i have ever read! it reached out to me like nothing i have read before! that was terrific!
  • Cope
    That was really good i like the way everything was said.
  • Tim
    Oh my god that was so beatiful, i felt myself falling in love as i read it
  • Laura
    I have read hundreds and hundreds of poems for GCSE, AS Level and A Level English. I have read those that friends have emailed me purposely, and I have read some for sheer enjoyment. I read poems out of anthologies, from compilations, and on the internet. But I have to say never, NOT ONCE, and I ever read a poem that evoked such emotion in me. I felt for the woman in this poem, I understood her feelings, and her loved the approach she took when describing her experience. There is only one thing I would change about "Tasting the Raindrops" and that is the author, for I wish i could say it was a work of mine. Sadly, it belongs to another.
  • Lisa
    I just want to tell you that your poem is wonderful. Very touching. It made me want to taste the rain! Keep up the good work!
  • Amanda
    That was a very emotional poem but it toched me in away that i can not explain.
  • Lizzy
    This was such a good poem! It left an everlasting picture in my mind. The way you used your words, painted a beautiful touching image. I loved it. Good Job
  • Chris
    Wow "All I could say"
  • Danielle
    I think your poem was such a beautiful story about love and how beautiful it can be. I'm sorry it never worked out, but keep writing those wonderful poems.
  • Rachel
    Very good. Very good way to say good-bye to someone.
  • J
    I just wanna thank so much. Even tho the poem wasn't made personally 4 me, it reminded me so much of this guy that I'm still in love w/, and trying 2 let go. I almost cried b/c of the similarities of the poem and 1 of the days when we were 2gether. Thank you again, and plz keep writing.
  • Jamie
    I loved this poem, it really touched my heart! It left me in tears. It reminded of my first love and how he walked away. Keep up the good work!
  • Leann
    I think your poem is great. I just recently lost the man I had loved. I thought he loved me 2 but my thoughts were wrong. Sorry for your lose, but keep writing beautiful poems
  • Nat
    that as one of the most beautiful poems i have ever read, it was really touching, i burst into tears
  • Sarah
    I thought this poem was very touching and sentimental. Whoever wrote this should keep writing, because they obviously have a talent in the art of being a poet.
  • chris
    i really love your poem, it made me think about something i had forgoten about a place me and someone share, i haven't been back there since he died but i think i may go there soon
  • MeLoDie
    Well. all I can say is. the poem is LOVELY!
  • Eeli
    the poem is really touching and i can actually feel it. it's beautiful. i love it.
  • Shabz
    Lovely stuff. left me in tears
  • Billy
    really touching indeed. reminds me of my girlfriend whom I had not seen for more than 4mths.
  • Carmel
    This poem is so beautiful and touching that any time I feel sad I read it and it helps to know that others feel as I do!Keep it up!
  • Tara
  • Jenn
    I Loved the poem! It was so intense! It made me realize that there are some romantic guys out there, just like the guy who said goodbye to me.
  • Angel
    This poem is heartfelt and beautiful. I like it a lot. The rhyyming is good, and the meaning is better...
  • Tanja
    I really liked this poem. well I had to like it, or else I wouldn't get goose pimpels!
  • Jessica
    That poem hit SO close to home. It was the BEST poem I have read in a long time. Thank you.
  • eRiN
    This poem is so sweet. It made me cry. It reminds me of my bf that passed away a year ago this may.
  • Crystal
    Definately the most touching poem. your thoughts are so real & moving as i to have tasted the raindrops.
  • Sirena
    This poem made me cry because I know this story all too well.
  • AzNLiLSwEeTi
    This poem is really touching! It made me feel so sad when I read it. This poem is really good though. Good luck in the future on writing more poems.
  • ROB
  • Rachelle
    This young poet sums up what we all feel when we lose someone we shared such special moments with. It truly is a blessing to have the gift of poetic words.
  • Misty
    This is a very good poem. It inspires me to let go of the one I loved CHARLIE.
  • Gretchen
    That poem touched me deep inside. Made it real hard for my tears to hide.
  • Pamela
    This poem was so beautifuly written. You described evey detail good. It was easy to follow. And the poem put tingles in my body. Overall, I loved it. Awesome Job.
  • Rachelle
    This poem touched my heart.and made me think about my first kiss which was also an unexpecting one
  • matt
    this one definatly rules, I feel like im reading a story
  • Mark
    That is probably the sadest peom i have ever read it brought tears to my eyes. i loved it!
  • Patrick
    This is one of the best poems on this sight! I loved every line of it and enjoyed the use of words. Keep on writing em.........
  • Davina
    i really loved this poem it is by far my fav on this page
  • steve
    i've been one of the head people in poerty and art for about 3 years now and reading that poem just reminded me why i started reading/writing potery i love it. thank you
  • Corinne
    This poem was very moving, it almost made me cry. I think that this was well written.
  • uday
    This poem I read a few days back. It still rains in my heart. Its real.
  • kayle
    wow!! this is a very powerful poem and it made me cry so bad as i am trying to get over a painful break-up!! all i can say is wow!!
  • Lindsey
    That was the best pome I've ever read in a long time and I could relate
  • Darcie
    That was a very touching poem. I am impressed and want you to know that you have talent.
  • muzacskey
    Everything you wrote of brought back so many memories just like yours. I think that a broken heart brings out talent in all of us-especially you. Keep on.
  • Lisa
    I loved the poem.
  • Sam
    I cry every time I read it.

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