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Heat wave

Heat wave

We have a heat wave going on
It’s like a furnace here
When walking through my little garden
I hardly hold it dear

The flowers, and leaves are curling up
The roses bloom, but dried
The grass is just like burned out hay
Oh everything is fried

The lakes are turning into mud
The water is all gone
It’s so damned hot even the birds
Refuse to sing their songs

People moaning all the time
Most cannot stand the heat
But those that do sit out in it
Their flesh burned like cooked meat.

Me, I sit here lazy like
With air conditioner on
And write these poems in the cool
Until the heat is gone.

16 December 2013 @ 1055hrs.

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  1. Date: 12/16/2013 6:30:00 PM
    it's so strange to think of you in a heat wave and here in new york it's cold and is supposed to snow tomorrow. i agree with you, though - i hate the heat and would be in the air-conditioning, too, if i were you...excellent poem!

  1. Date: 12/16/2013 1:22:00 PM
    wish i could say the same as the cold moon of winter looms down beautifully crafted piece dear friend

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/16/2013 3:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I don't mind the hot weather, but my garden hates it. I certainly would not swap with you Liam. Thanks for your comments Mate, I appreciate...peter
  1. Date: 12/16/2013 9:13:00 AM
    My sentiments exactly, Peter. Of course it's cool here, and I hide indoors at the keyboard anyway.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/16/2013 3:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Mark. it's all in the mind anyway, fighting discomfort makes it ten times worth, as I am always telling my family Lol. I appreciate your comments, my friend....peter
  1. Date: 12/16/2013 7:57:00 AM
    Nice write Peter. Those days do get so unbearable. Now you need to write a nice poem on this cold weather to warm us all up. Always a good feeling to read you work Peter. Take care my good friend.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/16/2013 3:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Vincent, we don't get real cold weather in Perth Very rarely goes below three degrees. Although that's cold enough for me. I appreciate your comments, my friend....peter
  1. Date: 12/16/2013 5:28:00 AM
    Here is a cold wave going on in India, Peter,

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/16/2013 3:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I learn something every day Doc. I have never thought of India as cold....Thanks for your comments, my friend....peter
  1. Date: 12/15/2013 11:01:00 PM
    And I am one of those people who moan, very good write Pete, you certainly are true to form. Luv. Ve x

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/16/2013 3:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I reckon you take it very well my love, you don't moan much at all. not like our daughter. Thanks for your comments....peterXXXXx
  1. Date: 12/15/2013 10:22:00 PM
    only time teaches one how to handle problems you can't control

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/16/2013 3:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Very true Frederic, so very true. Thanks for your comments, my friend....peter