Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Lifestyle Poetry: The Rain of Yesterday

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The rain of yesterday,
torrential and stormy,
rightly or wrongly predicted by the weatherman
you love to mock for he sometimes
missed the marks by minor margins!

The rain of yesterday,
torrential and stormy,
rightly or wrongly predicted by the weatherman
you love to mock for he sometimes
missed the marks by miles!

Keep all drainage channels clean,
so rain waters can freely flow,
he advisedly emphasized times and again,

But like flies hard of hearing
which inevitably follow the corpse into the grave.
My people as always would have none of that. 
And no sooner than the rain begins to fall  
must empty into the paths of running waters      
all manners of dirt stored up in grimy sacks;

My people long before the raining season is here
had erected in its charted and uncharted paths
all manners of wooden and metal boxes for trade;
And for these bad environmental habits direly paid;
for flood its paths impeded,
always must force its way somehow, anyhow.   

The rain of yesterday,
torrential and stormy,
rightly or wrongly predicted by the weatherman
has come and gone
but leaves behind painful marks.

For the flood never said
it won’t wash away any house for that matter! 
It is the home owners who must stop it
from achieving its destructive intentions!

The rain of yesterday,
torrential and stormy,
right before our helpless watch
tore down the walls of our precious homes
like its some lengths of worn raiment.
blew off the roofs of our decent dwellings
like its some lengths of loosely adorn scarves.
And we learnt of the many more damages it wrecked
from far and near:
the parked auto-mobiles washed up to new locations;
the drown homes made inhabitable;
the domestic appliances destroyed;
the soaked floated Mattresses like the Noah’s ark;
and the many unfortunate souls dead.  
The news hour reported it so!


















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