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too many raindrops

Too many raindrops

Too many raindrops
Follow me every step
I tossed out my umbrella
That I should have kept. 

I dry my eyes to find my way
So many puddles are everywhere
My clothes are soaked, my hair strung out
I must complain. I don’t care

I just see a bit of blue sky
Too many clouds bursting at the seams
No sign in sight that it’ going to let up
Nothing is going to stop it, by no means. 

Many thoughts of where I’d rather be
I trudge along, splash and splatter,
In my path a turtle spoke to me
Asking ‘what’s the matter”

I don’t like being in the rain I told him
I don’t have raingear and have miles to go
The turtle asked if I’d mind a companion
We set forth, but oh, it was slow. 

We stopped at an abandon farm house
Then sat on the porch to dry while
He told me his life was always in the water
I said I know you do, with a smile.

But I’m not a turtle I told him
He replied,” I am what I am, I’m not mistaken”
“Life is more pleasurable when you accept”
He taught me something that I have taken.

Our attitudes  can improve by mind over matter
Something’s in life you can change, some cannot
I should not turn away from such trivial things
 Must endure my walk, raindrops or not.

He said he loved the water, it was his home
‘living under the sun would burn my shell’
I said being under water would end my life
Raindrops on you would only repel.

He said I had the ability to make choices in life
Whether to walk or not in the rain,
That he was not able to make such a choice 
“Being in water is sustaining   which I must remain”.

He said he must get back to the pond
Since he has been away too long
I too must part with you my friend
 Out under the raindrops, I was whistling a song.

It’s not a matter of choice
Of who or what we are
But what we make of it
Life can be better by far.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017

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Date: 11/9/2017 7:26:00 AM
Excellent , wise , creative poem Doug, I enjoyed this. Thanks for sharing :)
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