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Rapturous noise from the sky;
makes dark clouds to shed crocodile tears,
as heavy wind blows,
sand,paper and polythenes fly and float 
all through and through...
Many roofing sheets beat the drum
like a loud dirge;
The roads sweep clean as 
the breeze whistles along,

And the heaven..opens!,
As rain drops heavily...
thorough bath for the trees in the forest,
the cars packed in open spaces in the cities,
and roofs of buildings.
..And some air pollutants dissolve to form solutions.

The hard soil opens to swallow these
drops hungrily and the dead hidden seeds
spout out and new cotyledons appear,
dry swamps become living marsh lands,
Breathing and stilt roots of red and white
mangroves are now active and alive.

Mud fish and cat fish dance for joy;
praying mantis prayers answered as
the frogs and toads hop and croak
for coitus with their females;
ducks and ducklings waggle their tail feathers
as celestial aqua touches their bodies;
Tilapia and grilse synchronize together,
while dogs and goats run for shade.

The chameleon licks drops of water with its retractable
tongue,as the Mole prepares to build with soft clay;
Farmers burn incense to the almighty
for these drops;hoping for a better harvest;
Continuous raindrops turn into
avalanche of water; flood!
fast-moving water sweeping through the city;
coast and littoral zones overflowing with aqua,
properties destroy,life lost and homes submerge;
Government calls for evacuation.

Contest:"RAINDROPS FALLING" sponsored by Carol Brown

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  1. Date: 3/7/2013 11:15:00 AM
    Olusegun, nice win~Yours truly *SKAT

  1. Date: 3/6/2013 8:51:00 AM
    I love how this develops--great story told!

  1. Date: 3/1/2013 9:11:00 PM
    Olusegun, thank you very much for considering my 100 % nature contest..Congratulations in showing off Natures true after glow, always~ PD

  1. Date: 9/2/2012 11:36:00 AM
    The rain can be a blessing and a curse. Your story went full circle! A wondrous write, Olusegun!! Congrats on your and blessings, Rhonda

  1. Date: 9/1/2012 11:15:00 AM
    Olusegun, congrats with your entry in Carol's rain contest.. have yourself a nice one... always~PD

  1. Date: 9/1/2012 9:49:00 AM
    Congrats on your superb win for this wonderful poem. Loved always, bl

  1. Date: 8/31/2012 6:07:00 AM
    Congrats on your win my brother! Eku ise opolo.

  1. Date: 8/30/2012 7:35:00 PM
    Wow! You surely showed all sides of the story. Congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 8/30/2012 6:51:00 PM
    Aro you brought me to Africa! Adiffinite #1 win. It would be a joy to see your beautiful country for real! Congrad's on this winning write. Light & Love

  1. Date: 8/30/2012 2:28:00 PM
    Its scary how we need water but only just the right amount. Well done, congratulations on your win. Lee

  1. Date: 8/30/2012 12:50:00 PM
    Congratulations on another super win, you must be getting warm in the winners circle xx

  1. Date: 8/30/2012 12:00:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win in my "Raindrops Falling" contest Olusegun. I had a very hard time judging this contest as most of the poems were so well written. Thank you for supporting my contest. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/23/2012 9:10:00 PM
    You describe it all in this wonderful poem . Good luck with the contest and thank you for your kind words on my pages.

  1. Date: 8/21/2012 8:00:00 PM
    wow, you went "all out" with this one, showing all kinds of things that happen in a hard rain storm. Love all the references to animals. it's too bad it can get so bad that there has to be government evacuation. Lots of great descriptive writing!

  1. Date: 8/21/2012 1:56:00 PM
    thoughtful write, my friend. Congrats on your wins : )

  1. Date: 8/21/2012 1:32:00 PM
    The right amount of rain is just what man and nature ordered but too much too fast can be devastation..Great work for contest..Reads like winning material..Thanks for stopping by and leaving a kind review..Sara

  1. Date: 8/20/2012 12:08:00 PM
    Good entry for the contest Olusegun, like it xx

  1. Date: 8/20/2012 10:06:00 AM
    Nice poem Segun! Thanks for all your comments on my poems.

  1. Date: 8/20/2012 8:36:00 AM
    My senses have been inundated! Nice poem... Terry