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
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:
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:
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.