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Hello Fall

The wind is blowing
the leaves from the trees
steady, wet Fall rain.

© 2016 LC

 

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Thunderstorms

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Trees sway in their dance–
a tribute to the rumbling
inky-sky as pale
bolts spark–  Zig-Zag! Chased by the
echoes of crashing thunder.
Like a game of “Tag.”
Frightened children popping up
and down like popcorn kernels–
at every BOOM– AHHH!

© LC 2016

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Inspired by the storms happening here the last couple days. Comments welcome. Hope you enjoyed it!

Lynne

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June’s Arrival

June’s Arrival.  LC. 2016 ©

Beads of sweat cascade
like a waterfall from my
forehead. Bees buzz!
Foreign invaders sing songs.
Airplanes make tracks in the sky.
Sweet children laughing.
Summer has arrived–
no more school!

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This month’s poem. Hope you enjoyed it!

I missed May! Oops!

Lynne

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Rainy-Day Mix-Up

My playlist for this cold, rainy day!

ONE– Rod Stewart- Have You Ever Seen The Rain?

Someone told me long ago There’s a calm before the storm,
I know; It’s been comin’ for some time.
When it’s over, so they say, It’ll rain a sunny day,
I know; Shinin’ down like water.

I want to know, Have you ever seen the rain?
I want to know, Have you ever seen the rain
Comin’ down on a sunny day?

TWO– 3 AM- Matchbox 20

She said it’s cold outside and she hands me my raincoat
She’s always worried about things like that
She said it’s all gonna end and it might as well be my fault
And she only sleeps when it’s raining
And she screams and her voice is strained
And

[Chorus:]
She says baby
It’s 3 am I must be lonely
When she says baby
Well I can’t help but be scared of it all sometimes
The rain’s gonna wash away I believe it

THREE– Bill Withers- Ain’t No Sunshine

Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone
It’s not warm when she’s away
Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone
And she’s always gone too long
Anytime she goes away
Wonder this time where she’s gone
Wonder if she’s gone to stay
Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone
And this house just ain’t no home
Anytime she goes away

FOUR– Jars of Clay- Flood

Rain, rain on my face
It hasn’t stopped raining for days
My world is a flood
Slowly I become one with the mud

[Chorus:]

But if I can’t swim after forty days
and my mind is crushed by the thrashing waves
Lift me up so high that I cannot fall
Lift me up
Lift me up – when I’m falling
Lift me up – I’m weak and I’m dying
Lift me up – I need you to hold me
Lift me up – Keep me from drowning again

FIVE– Missy Elliott- I Can’t Stand The Rain

Beep beep, who got the keys to the Jeep? V-r-rrrrrrrooooom!
(uh-huh) I’m drivin to the beach
Top down, loud sounds, see my peeps (uhh)
Give them pounds, now look who it be (who it be)
It be me me me and Timothy (me me!)
Look like it’s bout to rain, what a shame (uh-huh)
I got the Armor-All to shine up the stain
Oh Missy, try to maintain
Icky-icky-icky-icky-icky-icky-icky..

[singing] I can’t stand the rain! (uh-huh, uh-huh)
[singing] ‘gainst my window (against my window)
[singing] I can’t stand the rain! (uh-huh, uh-huh)
[singing] ‘gainst my window (against my window)
[singing] I can’t stand the rain! (uh-huh, uh-huh)
[singing] ‘gainst my window (against my window)
[singing] I can’t stand the rain! (uh-huh, uh-huh)
[singing] ‘gainst my window (say what?)

SIX– Phil Collins- I Wish It Would Rain Down

You know I never meant to see you again
But I only passed by as a friend (yeah)
All this time I stayed out of sight
I started wondering why

Now I, oo… now I wish it would rain down, down on me
Ooo… yes I wish it would rain, rain down on me now
Ooo… yes I wish it would rain down, down on me
Ooo… yes I wish it would rain on me

SEVEN- Garbage- I’m Only Happy When It Rains

I’m only happy when it rains
I’m only happy when it’s complicated
And though I know you can’t appreciate it
I’m only happy when it rains

You know I love it when the news is bad
And why it feels so good to feel so sad
I’m only happy when it rains

EIGHT- Sheryl Crow and Kris Krisofferson– Me and Bobby McGee

Busted flat in Baton Rouge, waitin’ for a train
And I’s feelin’ near as faded as my jeans
Bobby thumbed a diesel down, just before it rained
It rode us all the way to New Orleans
I pulled my harpoon out of my dirty red bandanna
I was playin’ soft while Bobby sang the blues, yeah
Windshield wipers slappin’ time, I was holdin’ Bobby’s hand in mine
We sang every song that driver knew

NINE- CCR- Who’ll Stop The Rain?

Long as I remember,
The rain been comin’ down.
Clouds of myst’ry pourin’
Confusion on the ground.
Good men through the ages
Tryin’ to find the sun.
And I wonder,
Still I wonder
Who’ll stop the rain.

TEN- Adele- Set Fire To The Rain

I let it fall, my heart,
And as it fell you rose to claim it
It was dark and I was over
Until you kissed my lips and you saved me
My hands, they’re strong
But my knees were far too weak,
To stand in your arms
Without falling to your feet

ELEVEN- Trapt- Living In The Eye of the Storm

I can’t run, too dangerous to open the door
I can’t hide, there’s nowhere to go anymore
I’ve got nothing to hold on to
I can’t break through living in the eye of the storm

Living in the eye of the storm

I’m watching all of these dark clouds
I’m watching blue skies turn to gray
And the lightening has struck ground
And a million eyes start to rain

TWELVE- Blind Melon- No Rain

All I can say is that my life is pretty plain
I like watchin’ the puddles gather rain
And all I can do is just pour some tea for two
And speak my point of view but it’s not sane, it’s not sane
I just want someone to say to me
I’ll always be there when you wake
You know I’d like to keep my cheeks dry today
So stay with me and I’ll have it made

THIRTEEN- Breaking Benjamin- Rain

Take a photograph,
It’ll be the last,
Not a dollar or a crowd could ever keep me here,

I don’t have a past
I just have a chance,
Not a family or honest plea remains to say,

Rain, rain go away,
Come again another day,
All the world is waiting for the sun.

FOURTEEN- Guns and Roses- November Rain

When I look into your eyes
I can see a love restrained
But darlin’ when I hold you
Don’t you know I feel the same
Nothin’ lasts forever
And we both know hearts can change
And it’s hard to hold a candle
In the cold November rain

FIFTEEN- Live- Lightning Crashes

Oh now feel it, comin’ back again
Like a rollin’, thunder chasing the wind
Forces pullin’ from
The center of the earth again
I can feel it.

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A Poem for April.

A Poem for April.

©LC 2016

Sheets of rain falling—

Like invaders from the sky.

The rain will soon end…

 

Flurries tomorrow.

They said, “Soon it will be Spring!”

Wake up sun! Bees buzz!

 

April be ashamed—

Of this weather, you inflict.

You have one job, ONE!