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Rated: E · Poetry · Contest · #1315502
A mild Kansas thunderstorm...use your senses.
Gentle rains falling with ease are welcome today
The wind stops then turns around the old weather-vane.
Lightning flashes; thunder crashes, rolling away
Gather in these sounds when listening to the rain.

"The Rainy Day" by Longfellow stirs the spirit
Poems read by flashlight the power to restore.
Natures noises can relax ones mind and clear it.
Liquid tickles the rain gauge for an inch and more.

Do not become depressed if dark, dreary, and cold
Sun still shines above the clouds- so try to maintain.
Taking in the pitch and tones as thunderstorms rolled.
Pleasure in the sounds while listening to the rain.

Thick steaks grilling and sizzling over hot charcoal
Glancing reverberations from puddles splashing.
Both sound the same at times, a calming measured toll
Resonant pitter-patter keeps lightly tapping.

The power back on now, more storms are on the way
To find comfort in dark clouds questions if I'm sane?
I can't expect the same of you, just this to say
Soak up those noises heard, listening to the rain.

ABAB 12 syllables per line
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