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A Rainy Day Hoedown

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A Rainy Day Hoedown

It was raining outside our window
And the kids were inside moping around
That’s when the idea hit me
To throw our first rainy day hoedown

I kicked off my bedroom slippers
Rolled up the legs to my long pants
Went outside where they could see me
And in the rain I started to dance

They watched, laughing from the window
Thinking Dad has finally lost his mind
Then their mother came out to join me
Splashing in the biggest puddle that we could find

One by one they joined the hoedown
As the rain continued to pour
When the sun, at last, broke through the clouds
They yelled, “Oh please, let it rain some more!”

Cloudy days no longer bothered them
As they journeyed into their adult life
And we still have rainy day hoedowns
With me do-si-do-ing with my wife



NOTE:  This poem was inspired by a Blog posted by Mustic Rose.  Thanks M.R.

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  1. Date: 1/11/2013 2:33:00 PM
    great images of a lovely day with the family.. wonderful nararative

  1. Date: 1/10/2013 3:13:00 AM
    yeehaa Joe love it... the word poem on two syll, counters is two syll, and on another it is only one syl, to me it is always two syll, that's why I said don't use them, the funny thing is when I posted the blog it was not your poem I meant but they put it right and then you posted yours, sorry for the delay in getting back to you Joe...David

  1. Date: 1/9/2013 5:17:00 PM
    what a great idea! love it!

  1. Date: 1/9/2013 1:12:00 PM
    i hope you have a fence.

  1. Date: 1/9/2013 10:09:00 AM
    Lovely poem Joe, glad you were inspired Wishing you blessings as multiple as your hoedowns and do-si-do-ing xxxx Rose

  1. Date: 1/9/2013 10:00:00 AM
    A delightful poem !! I can picture this !! Enjoyed !!!