They sometimes come as strangers to the Earth.
But, often, they are unwelcome overflows.
From two pure elements they are always made,
And they are most essential to the welfare of mankind.
They have activated hormones now and then
And, sometime later results are proudly known.
Many sweaty brows of have been cooled,
After work in fields fed by spring showers.
As both adult and child I’ve slept to the
Rhythm of spring showers on tin roofs.
And the sleep resulting seemed much more refreshing
Than the forty winks I managed now and then.
Spring showers are our friends
But when carried by strong winds
Can bring devastation
And damage of historic proportions.
These gentle rains can mean
Life’s blood to some and death knell to others.
So, spring showers are many things
And memories galore flourish after their visit.
Written for Russell Sivey’s contest ‘Spring Showers”