Summer Reign


We had BIG plans this summer . . .
Outdoor parties,
Riverside picnics,
Bike ride antics,
No more politics.

We had BIG plans this summer . . .
Bronzing in bikinis,
Drinking cold Bellinis,
Frozen custard creamy,
Long days dreamy.

But it rained, and rained, rained; rained; rained,
It rained BIG, not just sprinkled,
It rained like bullets, not just tinkled,
It rained stormy, dark grey and threatening,
It reigned relentless, surging, splattering.

So, we talked about the rain,
Moaned about the rain,
Complain – complain – complain,
Just stop- enough!
You insufferable summer rain!
But all in vain, as it sustained,
Maintained and not refrained,
That shocking summer rain.

So, stuck indoors, we surfed the news. . .
California burned while the Mid-west flooded,
Greece collapsed and the rest they gloated;
Holiday massacres on Tunisian beaches,
Confederate flags and blood-stained churches;
Shark attacks in coastal waters,
Dead child in a bag – someone’s daughter?

Complain – Complain – Complain
Just stop – enough!!!
It’s just rain.

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