October rain

Plenthora Publishes October Rain

Plenthora Publishes October Rain

Good news Cosmos Fans. Plenthora Publishes “October Rain ” in their next editionn. They are also looking for submissions for a romantic poetry contest which closes February 10th in time for Valentines Day. I submitted my poem “story of how we met” for the contest

October Falling Rain

The falling rain
Of late October
Fills me with essential dread

As I rush about
And end up here
Wherever here is

The rain outside
Seems like the tears of god

As I sit
Crying over my beer

Thinking of lost love
And failed dreams

What went wrong?
And what I can set right

And the rain falls
And the night darkens

The rain is falling
All over this man’s world

And the rain falls
And I sit

Drinking my lonesome drink
Lost in dreams

Dreaming of what
Could never be

Thinking dark thoughts
And so I sit
And dream the night away

The Story of How We Met

Note: This is a true story. For further details see Dreams and the Unexplainable– a Chicken
Soup for the Soul book, published September 2017

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It all began in Berkeley, California
In the spring time of 1974

One fateful afternoon
I was dozing
in my high school Physics class.


I looked up
and saw a tall, beautiful Asian woman
standing looking at me.

She was the most beautiful women
in the universe to me


I screamed out, who are you?
She disappeared
like she was beamed away
from my dream.

I knew that someday
I would meet the girl
In the dream

Little did I know
I would have
to wait until 1982

Starting that month
I began having the same dream
Month and month and month.
Always the same.

She was saying something
in a strange language.

Then one day I had the dream
and knew that she was in Korea.

So, I chose to go Korea
In the Peace Corps,

Somehow knowing
That I would meet her there.

One day
A year after the Peace Corps ended

A month before I planned
to leave to return
to the U.S. for graduate school

That morning early in the morning
I had the last of these dreams.
This time I understood her.

She said, “Don’t worry.
We’ll meet soon.”

That evening
As I was getting off the bus
To go to my class

I saw getting off the bus

hitching a ride

The girl in my dream.
It was she!

I was speechless.
I did not know what to do.

Over the course of the evening
I ran into her several times.

Finally, I was introduced to her.
I muttered some lame excuse
About wanting to find a Korean tutor
and got her number.

The next day she came to the gate
Of my base where I was teaching
ESL to Koreans

She said that she had to speak with me.
I told to wait in the library
for about an hour,
and I would cancel class

and meet her then.
We went out for coffee.

She told me
that she was madly
in love with me

And simply had to have me.
I told her I felt the same way.

I proposed five days later,
And got married one month later.
Does she believe this story?

She claims she does not believe it
Because it is impossible to be true.

But I know that there are other worlds
and other times.

In a past life we must have been together somehow.
And our love was so strong

That it crossed over
the barrier of past lives.

She found me in 1974,
But it took until 1982
For us to actually meet.

And it has been 35 years
Since we met in the physical sphere
Or 43 years since the dream began

And I still recall the dream
And meeting her

I had no choice
When I met her

We were fated to be together
Until the end of this lifetime
And the next and the next


Sure. I’ll send this around tomorrow and post it on my blog. Thanks for making my day.

thanks Dear Jake,

Thank you for making the payment of 5$. I am grateful. Also I would like to draw your attention towards the new award category that I have recently curated and conceptualised. It’s the Editor’s Choice Award for best of piece of prose and poem in romance genre. The deadline is till 10th Feb 2019 so you have enough time and can participate. It has a cash reward and all things good about it. Do participate and also I would like to inform you that I found your profile quite impressive and hope that your poem gets selected for the print issue of Plethora Magazine.

Here are the guidelines for the award category for you to go follow:

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Looking forward to read your work.

With Best Regards,
Monalisa Joshi
Plethora Magazine


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