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The Weatherman Predicted

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The Weatherman Predicted

The weatherman predicted
That today would reach a high
Of eighty-five degrees; I never
Thought that he would lie.

I didn’t take a jacket and
My sockless feet are bare.
I’m shivering and I would bet
He doesn’t even care.

He’s sitting in a studio
But if he stepped outside,
He’d realize that his error
Simply cannot be denied.

It serves me right, I guess, because
I acted like a fool.
Preparedness, I learned in scouting,
Is the golden rule.

Tomorrow I’ll be sure to have
A jacket, just in case
The forecast once again turns out
Amazingly off base!

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  1. Date: 5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
    You have a great sense of humor, Ilene. There is a saying here in Idaho, "If you don't like the weather, just wait five minutes". I liked the personality you gave the weatherman... why should he care if his prediction was correct or not (being protected in his studio)... loved it!

  1. Date: 5/22/2013 4:55:00 PM
    The weatherman predicted everything was wrong. The sunshine rained and the nights were still long. Every time he says something you know he don't know spit. That's probably why I don't believe a single word of it.

  1. Date: 5/22/2013 3:33:00 PM
    Yeah... those predictions... I always assume the opposite and have a pretty good success rate... Terry (Nice poem)