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The Rain Reigns


Rain's Reign

I look up to the skys

And see the clouds dance

Waiting for the rains to reign

For the sun has stayed in summer.

A sleeping dog lifts its ears

As it has sensed the coming rains

Slowly, it slides its front limbs

And imagine the cloud still far

Away from thunderstorms and lightning.

A mother calls for her children.

Shouting at the top of her lungs

She dreams to keep them safe

From the whistling wind

That blows her skirt swiftly.

Delighted that the rains are here,

The children jump in joy.

Because they yearn to feel the first

Droplets of the rain ready to reign.

A father rushes home from hustle,

He peddles his bicycle fast.

His folded and unbuttoned shirt

Speaks the distance he has covered.

He moves his heavy head

With the rhythm of the bicycle sound

And up the hill he climbs

Hoping to beat the rain about to reign.

A sudden and heavy fall begins,

And everyone rushes into the house.

The children, quickly climb to the seats

To watch from the window the fall.

The sound of hail stones

Make them more happy,

As they scramble to see the rain reign.

Their excitement turns to silence,

When the thunder storms and

Lightning strikes.

Their eyeballs

about to godge off their sockets,

And they scatter for safety

under the table.

A mother brings jackets to her

Children, for summer is long gone.

The father folds his arms in distant

And waits for hot coffee.

Since the rain is here to reign,

Slowly the children slumber in

Their safe place away from the

Thunder and lightning scares.

And they wait for the rainy season to reign.

© 2020 Millicent Okello


Millicent Okello (author) from Nairobi, Kenya on September 12, 2020:

Hi Brenda

Thank you for that.

With some areass in my country it's seasonal. Just imagine it. How it captures my attention when i wrine fantasies. Thanks

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on September 12, 2020:

Your writing is excellent.

I can't imagine it only raining in one season...but you describe it well.

Millicent Okello (author) from Nairobi, Kenya on September 11, 2020:

Hi Jc scull

Thanks. I appreciate it.

JC Scull from Gainesville, Florida on September 11, 2020:

Excellent poem Millicent.

Millicent Okello (author) from Nairobi, Kenya on September 09, 2020:

Hi Prithviraj

Am happy to know that you enjoyed reading this article-Rains Reign, crating visualization as well


Prithviraj Shirole from India on September 08, 2020:

Wow! Perfectly described how things happen when it rains. Enjoyed reading the poem. I actually visualized all those scenarios while reading the poem.

Millicent Okello (author) from Nairobi, Kenya on September 08, 2020:

Thanks John Hansen

Vivid description in poetry creates the mental picture to the readers and this brings life to what we see as we read.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on September 08, 2020:

Millicent, this is a wonderful poem. Your descriptions bring it to life. I could imagine all the scenarios described as everyone waits for the rain to reign.

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