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THE LONELY CLOUD

I wandered lonely as a cloud* 
to places far and wide
I often thought it would be fun 
to rain down on a bride
Or maybe on a summer Fete
as rain is something people hate
When dressed up in their finery
they saunter in the sun 
chittering, chattering making small talk
having so much fun
Maypole dancers looking pretty 
dancing round and round 
Morris men they hop and skip
with flowery hats and wooden poles
As carefully they prance and dance
big men like them don’t want to fall
big men like them don’t want to trip
All hot and sweaty they need a shower
or would their smiles turn to a glower
For I’d be doing them a favour
Or maybe it would spoil their day 
On a hot and sunny day in May

But I am getting really bored now
Floating around and hanging about
Naughty and mischievous 
These words describe just how I felt

Oh dear ~ now is that mean of me
As one, two, three I let one free
My shower is scattering screeching crowds 
Soaking them through to their undies
This weather not what one would expect
on sunny summer Sundays
They are now up to their knees in mud
amusing the cows whilst chewing their cud
Then just for fun a handful of hail stones
can be rather painful from a height
Crashing down upon their heads
and giving all the gals a fright

But enough is enough I hear you say
So I return them to a sunny day
I’ve had my fun 
I’ve had my thrills
now wander lonely as a cloud*
in search of golden daffodils…

Written 1st February 2020

Contest:  Famous poetic lines that inspire
Sponsor: Silent One
2nd Place

line taken from poem written by William Wordsworth*
'I wandered lonely as a cloud'
 
Contest: Strand Select B
Sponsor; Brian Strand
HONORABLE MENTION 

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Date: 2/13/2020 7:43:00 PM
Lovely imagery imagery, Ann. Delightful poem.
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 2/14/2020 12:07:00 PM
I got a little carried away with this one, haha, but it seemed to work... With kindest thoughts Ann xx
Date: 2/6/2020 4:45:00 PM
Yahoo! Congratulations, Ann. Love, Panagiota
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 2/8/2020 3:12:00 AM
hahaha, thank you sweet poet, with kindest thoughts Ann xx
Date: 2/5/2020 1:40:00 AM
This poem was delightful Ann. Perfect ending! Congratulations on your wonderful win! xxoo
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 2/8/2020 3:11:00 AM
Bless you dear Connie for your lovely comments, with kindest thoughts Ann xx
Date: 2/3/2020 7:10:00 AM
- Congratulations on your win, Ann :) - greetings from // Anne-Lise :)
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 2/8/2020 3:10:00 AM
Bless you dear Anne-Lise, with kindest thoughts Ann xx
Date: 2/2/2020 12:09:00 PM
A great creative poem you have written Ann! Congratulations for your win :)
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 2/8/2020 3:10:00 AM
Thank you so much dear Heidi for your lovely comment. I hope you are well. With kindest thoughts Ann xx
Date: 2/2/2020 6:53:00 AM
Great personification Ann.. loved your take on the contest.. I hope you were a bright white cloud.. Congratulations on your placement in the contest..
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 2/2/2020 7:45:00 AM
Wow, thank you so much SO for my placement in your contest. My poem became more random as I got into it and I am so pleased you liked it SO. Oh yes I was definitely a bright white cloud, with a wicked sense of humour, haha... kindest thoughts Ann xx a
Date: 2/2/2020 5:38:00 AM
A poetic adventure throughout the changing weather under the watchfull eye of the lonely cloud! Extraordinary imagery dearest, Ann! xxx
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 2/2/2020 6:18:00 AM
Thank you dear Demetrios for you lovely comments, yes my imagination did seem to go off on a tangent, haha.... always good to hear from you. With kindest thoughts Ann xx
Date: 2/1/2020 4:28:00 PM
Any chance of coming over the man down the road when he's having a bonfire lol. Well written Ann, good luck Tom
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 2/1/2020 4:42:00 PM
Hahaha, you make me laugh Tom. Glad you can see the humour in it! With kindest thoughts Ann xx
Date: 2/1/2020 4:04:00 PM
Much detail in your imagery brings the scenes alive--raining on the well dressed on a hot, sunny day! I liked the turn in the end as rain in the summer can come and go in a flash. The lonely cloud inspired you my friend. My very best for a win at the TOP.
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 2/1/2020 4:32:00 PM
Thank so much dear Vijay, though I have just changed the title to The Lonely Cloud as I have not had many views yet and wondered if others are just not getting the my English humour. Then you came along dear friend and lifted my spirit - I thank you Vijay. With kindest thoughts Ann xx