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the day’s weather mad as a hatter
the men came together to chatter
where’d this wind come from
their eyes filled with glum
unforecast the crux of the matter

© 2018-2019 – Donna Matthews

Author’s Notes:

When I originally wrote this poem on 06/15/2019, it was in response to a random thunderstorm out of nowhere…and as soon as it started, it soon fizzled out leaving us in its humid wake. Today I picked this THROWBACK in response to the city-wide flooding in Houston yesterday. When we woke up on Thursday morning, we thought the worst of Tropical Storm Imelda was behind us. Little did we know, she was just gearing up for her grand finale. Why things like this still surprise me I don’t know…life is known for her random surprises.

The above poem is written in the Limerick form. A limerick is a humorous poem consisting of five lines. The first, second, and fifth lines must have seven to ten syllables while rhyming and having the same verbal rhythm. The third and fourth lines only have to have five to seven syllables and have to rhyme with each other and have the same rhythm. You can learn more about poetry styles here.

Hey y’all, thanks for visiting the Go Dog Go Cafe and I hope you enjoyed reading today’s selection. I am Donna Matthews, a born and bred Texan who can usually be found writing, painting, taking pictures, or traveling the world on foot. I’m all about love, people, sharing, and doing life together and would love to get to know you. I host two blogs…the first, The DJ Ranch, documents my personal adventures while the second, Slay The Chaos, focuses on mindsets, technology, productivity and organization. Come on over for a visit sometime 💙


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