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When Rain is Unwelcome

The cloud at the horizon
Hung dark; an over laden
Piece of sponge precariously
Holding the water on earth
The pavement hawkers
Looked askance at the sky
Carefully counting the paltry change
Hidden under the tattered cloth...

No, it did not rain
No, it did not rain

The pavement sighed in relief!

Submitted: Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, June 25, 2013


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  • Anamika Jalan (6/30/2013 8:48:00 AM)

    nice poem mam
    i like it very much

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  • Chandra Thiagarajan (6/29/2013 10:03:00 AM)

    An excellent poem to indicate how the pavement hawkers abhor rain from their point of view!

  • Yasmeen Khan (6/29/2013 3:45:00 AM)

    Rain has different effect on different people, not always poetic. You say it well sympathetically in a terse copmosition.

  • Shahzia Batool (6/27/2013 1:30:00 AM)

    it's the grim side of the monsoon, the romantic mood of all seasons!

  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (6/25/2013 6:35:00 AM)

    Welcome things are unwelcome sometimes. Nicely put here.

  • Pradip Chattopadhyay (6/25/2013 4:28:00 AM)

    Rain spells pain for so many, but that's true for all sweet things. A different view and an astounding poem laced with irony.

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