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Aprils Monsoons
by Ed Matlack

Monday, April 12, 2004
Rated "G" by the Author.
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More a bitch or vent, they need a venting category on AD...

April’s Monsoons…


No way will flowers be the result of this rain,

More like a permanent moat instead of the plain,

That has been here since I moved in, now we have no way to drain,

All this water off of our lots and streets, I guess we just have to complain…


Nowhere for the water to go, no space in the water table, under the ground,

The creek across the street overflowing, soon we will be knowing,

Just how it is to swim, row or quite frankly even drown…


I am not herein really complaining, as I stated in a previous write, I would not,

But damn if it isn’t hard, not to make a bit of a bitch, when everywhere else the weather is hot,

Since when does NJ get all this rain, thought it was Seattle or Portland, but apparently not,

We will, as always survive, but it sure seems like we may float away, but tomorrow is another day…


With high tides on the beachfront, and all this rain coming down from the clouds,

I can see that my hometown may be in a heck of a situation, flooding keeps away the crowds,

Okay, I got it all out, I think, at least, this time and I did it without being too loud,

Hope you don’t mind, my venting my disgruntled-ness, as I have to get it out somewhere,

I don’t want to put it out and blame anyone, as that would be something I would not be proud…  

                             © ed – 4/12/04


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Reviewed by J. Allen Wilson 4/13/2004
Rant on dear Ed, rant on...great piece here.
Reviewed by Katy Walsvik 4/13/2004
It's nature, tweedle-dee... sigh. keep your eyes open... in case I float by, grinning and waving... on my way to the sea, of course! YOU COME TOO! Maybe having a 'vent' category would only encourage people to be crabby... LOL. You go ahead... speak your mind.. that's always the right thing to do. Yep.. ok.. I'm outta here.. (am I there yet? hehe) katy xox.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 4/13/2004

you're just like me--either it's too cold or too hot or too wet or too dry (and ALWAYS too stormy LOL)--never satisfied

be grateful for the rain...when you don't have it, you'll wish you did :)

keep on ranting and raving--i hear you

(((HUGS))) and love, karla. :)

put floats on and enjoy the flow :) LOL at ch'erie's comment about rufuz getting wet--she's right LOL (((HUGS))) to both of yas :)
Reviewed by Ch'erie de Perrot 4/13/2004
Dont worry Ed, rave all you like, its better than bottling it up.
Besides the whole world is having weird weather. hey my white roses that are usually done by now, being autumn (fall) here are in full bloom!!
Hugs to yah, and whatever you do, dont let Rufuz get wet, there's nuffin worse than a wet dog.

:):) Ch'erie
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 4/13/2004
This wet weather is all the way down to Georgia! And in Alberta they are experiencing an early spring and walking around in T shirts and shorts. Guess AB is gettng ready for me :-)
Reviewed by Anna Marie Fritz (Reader) 4/13/2004
Seems like the rains are falling heavily in poetry this week, Ed.

This is a really good piece, but a suggestion: Perhaps more
readable in a Verdana or Times New Roman font? My monitorized-eyes
have trouble with fancy script lately.
Reviewed by Zenith Elliott 4/13/2004
Good rant, but I'll take the rain anyday compared to 110 degree best wishes Ed
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 4/12/2004
Oh You go for it Ed!!

Get it all out!!
till the next rainy!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Floria Kelderhouse (Reader) 4/12/2004
Ed as wonderful as rain is...
it is such a destructive force..
You had this problem once before..
I hope it drains away...
and stops have a right
to rant...floria

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