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I Hate Lightning

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I Hate Lightning

I wish it could rain without lightning
I do not like it at all
When the night is lit up like the day
I always feel it was a close call
I am convinced the lightning wants to get me
I am convinced it lies in wait
For the one moment of my inattention
So it can make me pay
Why must there be lightning
What purpose does it serve
The way it just comes and does what it wants
Lightning has got a lot of nerve!


There was a lightning storm last night so I wrote a fun little ditty about how much I hated it.

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  1. Date: 8/16/2013 10:42:00 AM
    I fear lightning as well lol this is a good piece, thank you for your comments, I really appreciate it

  1. Date: 7/24/2013 7:12:00 AM
    short and sweet, witty fun and nicely executed. thanks for welcome to the site im glad you enjoyed some of my poems i do like ones with a comic edge ,even better if its mixed with dark. Nice one April keep up the good work, puttin up funny poem today you might enjoy it 'beauty and the beast'.

  1. Date: 7/10/2013 10:45:00 AM
    Your little ditty hit home with me. Like it alot!

  1. Date: 7/3/2013 3:49:00 AM
    well done April, really good and yes lightning can be frightening. Good stuff. God bless you, Gordon

  1. Date: 7/1/2013 10:18:00 AM
    I don't mind lightning. But, give me thunder & rain or just thunder in a nice dark sky any day. It's awesome to drive to. I went through quite a few storms like this back home in Jersey this weekend. Nicely written! :)

  1. Date: 7/1/2013 9:55:00 AM
    Lighting has many uses, and is a part of nature that we could not do without. I did find this poem amusing, particularly the glaring contrast in your ending note.

  1. Date: 6/30/2013 11:04:00 PM
    Nice poem!!!

  1. Date: 6/30/2013 4:27:00 PM
    Well lightning can split nitrogen, then the nitrogen combines with oxygen creating nitrates. The nitrates are dissolved in the clouds and comes down in the rain to fertilize the plants. I like this poem btw

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    Date: 6/30/2013 4:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks. Just a cute little ditty I wrote during a lightning storm. I really do hate lightning though.