The Deluge

The day we cleaned the yard

Weeks preceding set the stage,

Reining water seething rage,

Levees failing water seeping,

Neighbors packing- children weeping.

I will never forget the day it came about,

Shortly after we went camping with the trout,

I never expected to come home to such a sight,

I wasn’t there long when the air got tight.

I looked over my shoulder and to my surprise,

There the river rolled staring at me, as if it had eyes,

Suddenly my ears went “pop”,

Nothing I could say or do would make it stop.

I left as the rising river ranted,

Forgetting things I took for granted,

The year of the river left me in despair,

It’s been 17 months since it took my lair.

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About Ajai Dittmar

There is nothing 'radical' about wanting to save your historical neighborhood! There is nothing 'negative' for wanting an 'outside investigation' done a public service that has had a lot of embarrassing news, especially when they don't do their jobs! There is nothing 'odd' about wanting politicians to uphold the Constitution they swear to uphold when they are sworn into office! Follow @sibzianna View all posts by Ajai Dittmar

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