Welcome to Poetry Friday. My poem today, October Rain, was inspired by the weird weather we experienced yesterday in West Central Wisconsin. Sunny, stormy, rainy, along with tiny hailstones, and a rainbow mixed in, the weather – with all its rapid flux – left me inspired! I wrote about this not only today, but yesterday in more of a narrative post. October! It is a time of change!
The rain rapidly comes down,
with a harsh vengeance,
not a pitter patter anywhere around.
Visiting from darkened clouds
that push out the sunny blue skies
in a way that makes bullies proud.
No thunder today
just a sneak attack on people
who are innocently on their way.
Sans umbrellas, boots, or caps,
the torrential rains can
feel like a thousand mini-slaps.
Hurry, hurry to your shelter.
Make haste but do not fall,
this is not a time of swelter.
For the heat of August is all gone,
choosing when to hike
becomes a game with a pawn.
October rains come from once
clear blue skies,
be not surprised, its one of nature’s stunts.
Seasons come and seasons go,
into each a little rain
So be prepared for October skies
they’ll change up quickly as
they tell you their lies.
This week Poetry Friday is being hosted by Tabitha Yeatts of The Opposite of Indifference. Thank you Tabitha for hosting this supportive forum of writers and lovers of poetry!