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The Rainbow

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The Rainbow

	
	 
	
	Green and yellow and red 
	(or purple or black 
	when it is really bad) 
	on my television weather radar 
	indicate that yet more rain 
	and inclement weather, 
	dark skies, 
	my matching melancholy mood, 
	and a total lack of motivation
	will be arriving soon

	The depths of depression 
	aren’t color-coded 
	like the intensity of storms, 
	although I believe they should be,
	given that they are directly related, 
	for me at least,
	but it’s not really necessary;
	the televised rainbow suffices.


My apologies to D.H. Lawrence. 

I promise a more sunny poem for tomorrow...  Jack

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  1. Date: 5/26/2013 9:37:00 PM
    Jack, this is wonderful... , Have yourself a beautiful Memorial Day, this Monday. God bless * Always~ LINDA

  1. Date: 5/23/2013 7:10:00 PM
    Amen Jack...I live in OK too and its been lousy lately...so bad about Moore and the small towns...my garden is drowning....and my mood...at least we won't have to worry about those fires for a while! A different rainbow..red, yellow, black!!!!! Yuck

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan
    Date: 5/23/2013 9:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I knew you would understand... I've stopped watching news coverage of Moore. I can't take any more death and disaster. I'm glad that the emphasis is slowly shifting to recovery. And the same with my garden as with yours. No fires are the only good news, I'm afraid.
  1. Date: 5/23/2013 9:52:00 AM
    Televised rainbow... I like that description. It says a bit of something for society. The weather doesn't just affect your mood... the stuff you hear on the news is a great manipulator of emotions as well.

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan
    Date: 5/23/2013 10:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Absolutely, especially when they are closely related.