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So Hot, so Cold

Poetry is turning out to be a very cathartic medium, I should do this more often.

Set the Mood


Oh but for a minute you brought down the rain,

A rain that saw me trapped in four walls of pain.

The rain that brought out demons to be slain,

And the rain that brings forth the blooms once again.

How I want to sit and fish,

Cook us up a tasty dish.

For that rain I once again wish,

So in her puddles I may cool and swish.

Out came the sun which beats down hard,

Upon my skin which I must now guard.

A heat that could leave you shriveled and charred,

If I do not be careful my skin will get scarred.

So hot, so cold the California air,

Speak out against her if I dare.

Remove my shirt so all can stare,

Come and relax, let down your hair.

Maybe now she’ll stick to a plan,

So without worry I can enjoy her sand.

California is mine, and I am her man,

This hot, cold relationship all time will span.

So here I sit and scrutinize her moods,

While she is walked on by other dudes,

Enjoy chaotic weather and all she includes,

Hoping that our love never eludes.


I've spent the majority of my life growing up here in California. It isn't often that I take the time out of my day to truly appreciate this state, especially when I am so busy living right here in it. However, with the extreme heat that came about immediately after the cold and rainy weeks we have been having, I couldn't help but to write this little piece.

Boy am I sweaty, but my tan is coming along splendidly!


BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on May 21, 2020:


I shared this one here.


Kyler J Falk (author) from California on May 15, 2020:

I hope you can get your tan started as well, Brenda! I'm sure you've had your fill of the biting cold!

Thanks for reading!

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on May 14, 2020:

Looking forward to a little bit of nice weather here in ohio this week. Getting warmer.

62 now at midnight and looking towards 80's next week while i just uncovered my flowers from a freeze 2 days ago.

I hope i can get my tan started.

Nice write.

Kyler J Falk (author) from California on April 28, 2020:

Thank you for reading, Mitara!

Mitara N from South Africa on April 28, 2020:

We have been experiencing very cold, cloudy wintery weather, and would appreciate some sun interlude.

When it comes to the hot and cold, a good balance would be great, as heat waves can become annoying. Maybe some basking in bit of shade with an ice packed drink will set the mood.

Great piece Kyler

Take care, keep well and be safe

Kyler J Falk (author) from California on April 27, 2020:

We are facing dry, 100's right now. My entire face is getting chapped!

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on April 27, 2020:

I can relate to this poem, Kyler. Living in Central Florida, it's usually hot except for the winter months. It can be in the 50's one day and the 80's the next. We pray for days with low humidity, which aren't many, but when they come along, I get hit with Spring Fever!

Kyler J Falk (author) from California on April 26, 2020:

Fishing is so much better on a breezy, sprinkling, cloudy day. Those kind of days don't come around often here in California. I bet there are plenty of them in many places in Florida!

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on April 26, 2020:

I like this poem that touches on the rain and sun. I lived in CA during the 1970s, but now I am in northern FL, so I still live with plenty of sun and fishing if one desires.

Kyler J Falk (author) from California on April 26, 2020:

Well come out here and get you a piece of beautiful California! She is warm, she is inviting, but most of all she has so much to do and see!

You won't regret it!

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on April 26, 2020:

Lucky you to live in the ' sunshine ' state. Your poetry brought out the feeling of warmth, which I could use. It is pouring rain here and it's cool.

Kyler J Falk (author) from California on April 25, 2020:

Thank you, Ivana, I'm glad you enjoyed it!

Ivana Divac from Serbia on April 25, 2020:

Great writing style, amazing hub, and good job, as always! I really enjoyed this one.

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