Hoping for Rain

and those clouds

who else are they hanging over

what other poor sap are they shading

standing outside looking up saying,

hey, maybe we’ll see some rain today”

just like the rest of us

hoping, waiting, dry as a damned bone

the August air hanging on us

hot, humid, dirtier than hell

dust aloft that’s been there

for weeks now with these

parched-earth conditions

and what if only some of us

poor saps can get rain

what if there’s a limit

as if the cloud is up there

thinking, “only some of you

poor cunts can get rain

while some will just have

to do without today”

still, I want that rain and

I don’t care about the

other saps or cunts on

their dry, brown-grass-covered

lawns looking up to the sky

hoping that at any minute

that rain will fall on them

no, today I’m greedy

today I want rain

the clouds can be

generous with those schmucks



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About John White

I've written off and on my entire life. It took years for me to finally take putting words together seriously. Now it's not, nor does it ever feel, like work. Writing daily has become habitual. No day is complete without words having appeared on the page.

Posted on September 2, 2015, in Poetry and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 37 Comments.

  1. Rain is just so calming! Awesome post!

  2. I’m reading this as rain pours outside 🙂

  3. Let it Rain!!!!!! 😉

  4. Bah! Hilarious. Water wars?

  5. Really whimsical … Thanks

  6. Excellent! Hoping for rain for you 😉

  7. I love this, though my migrains come with rain too… Cheers!

  8. In literal sense, the poem is apt for us North Indians. WE NEED RAIN!!! And in philosophical sense, the poem touches the heart ❤

  9. We are going to get El Nino level rain in Sacramento, California soon.

  10. In a symbolic sense the more rain you have the more you learn to do without or with as success calls for. Rain is all the WINS AND LOSSES. Bring them all on! YEAH.

  11. We haven’t had any rain this summer either
    It’s sucks
    Thank you for visiting today John
    Keep them coming
    As always Sheldon

  12. Wow, I really liked this one. You had me laughing. I needed that. Thank you.

  13. This poem is as beautiful as the rain.

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