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Below is the poem entitled WATER IN THE GUTTER which was written by poet Raymond Westley. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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WATER IN THE GUTTER

It is two o’clock and the sun is shining.
Its  rays are shimmering on the ground.
The rain had come with perfect timing.
School is out, and boys fooling around.

The rays are reflected from high above
and the rain has fallen at the usual time.
Why does it happen always at lunch?
And yet again for afternoon tea?

Those were the days on the high veldt
when summer days were predictable.
School is out and shoes are off
some are paddling in the gutter.

The water is warm, but not from the sky.
Warmed by the road that was steaming hot,
after a brief shower it then becomes dry.

The warm water flows only one way,
until it finds the grate of the drain.
With a gurgle, a swish and a sway,
it will be in darkness until it emerges again.

Now as a stream it will see the sun.
It’s hard to imagine that some of the drops
will find their way to the mighty ocean
and start all over again.

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  1. Date: 8/29/2012 5:17:00 AM
    A warm welcome to PoetrySoup I offer to you this morning Raymond. I wish for you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. Hoping you find even more inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets. May the sun shine on you that you might find great joy in your life. Thank you for sharing your writing with us. Love, Carol