Today (June 2012), Florida is being battered by a tropical storm named Debby. The wildfires in Colorado, Utah and other Rocky Mountain states need a storm like Debby a hell-uv-a lot more than the Florida swampland this year.
I’m in Central Florida, and we are being drowned. Not as bad as some, true, but worse than others. So, as I sit watching the trees bend to near-breaking in the gusts, and the rain pelt my windows with near-shatter impact, I envision the weekend. That’s when the weather folks say the storm should be subsiding.
I had special fun with this because I’ve written it with a convoluted cadence, meter be damned! I wanted to drive everyone else as crazy as I feel!
4 Weather charts warn
4 this awful storm
9 will be beating us for a while.
5 But if we hold fast
5 the system should pass,
9 then the sun on us it will smile!
6 Rain continues to pour,
6 tries to come through the door.
9 Our pool can hold no more water.
7 So when the sun it breaks through,
7 I will expect to see you
9 as the temps grow hotter and hotter.
6 In the sun we will play.
6 We’ll enjoy the whole day,
9 with PBR to Dom Pérignon.
5 Then the sun will set,
5 with swimsuits still wet.
9 I understand, you have to move on.
4 But I’ll stay here,
4 with my cold beer,
9 to celebrate this storm being gone!