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After 4 Straight Days of Rain...

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After 4 Straight Days of Rain...

So what's your status,
Nimbostratus?
Are you here to stay, like old Aunt Gladys?
- To rain and rain until we're glad it's
Not for you to own the day,
But eventually must fade away
Before the steady strugglings of the sun
Which must break through once they've begun
To tear apart your greyish gloom
And give the sunlight proper room
To push along those friendly, fluffy clouds
Through blue skies where you're not allowed.

So go thy way, ignoble cloud!
Carry off that misty shroud
Below which you have so confined us,
And let us put thy wet behind us
And revel in the newborn sun,
It's warmth welcome to everyone.
You overstay your station here
Far beyond what would appear
A decent spate of soft rainfall;
Your prescence doth begin to pall
When you hover close from day to day.
All caught beneath wish you away,
And confer on you non-gratis status,
O aggravating nimbostratus!

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  1. Date: 9/19/2009 11:37:00 AM
    William, you had me laughing really hard with the first three lines. The flow of this poem is so perfect. You have quite a gift for rhyme and humor. Why don't you send the "ignoble cloud" down here to Florida where we could use the rain? Sometimes nature blesses us with too much of a good thing and your aggravation is wittily conveyed. What a fun read this is! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 9/19/2009 11:08:00 AM
    William, this piece is beautifully structured, clever, and just delightful! I live in Oregon, so I can SO relate to your plight! Thanks for the smiles on a rainy Saturday! Blessings, Donna