The “Stupid” Rain

The sound of the rain pouring down on the ground,
Its’ continuous beating sound on the roofs,
‘I love it when it rains’, I thought to myself.
Going down memory lane to my childhood days.
When I and my friends sing “Rain rain go away”
But our intention is not for the rain to stop.
No! We wanted it to continue all the way.
Little as we were, singing and dancing in the rain.
We didn’t care about the cold we were endangered to.
We didn’t think of the shivering and sneezing we will
experience afterwards.
We just cherished the smell of the wet ground.
We just nurtured the feel of raindrops on our skin.
We just loved the clinging of wet clothes to our bodies.
And we just wondered and wondered
how waters could drop from the skies.
But now, times have changed.
The knowledge of the hazards in staying in the rain
would not allow us sing and play away like little ones.
The struggles in life of becoming someone great
does not give room for fun anymore.
It rains now and we are concerned with
‘My clothes on the line would not get dry’
Another says, ‘My bedroom windows are all open’
And we end our saying with sarcasm;
All because of this “stupid” rain.
We forget to weigh its benefits over our discomfort.
That without the rain, there will be famine and drought.
That without the rain, the earth will loose its freshness.
That without the rain, that beautiful rainbow would not surface.
So the question posed to us is this:
Is it the rain that is stupid, or us?



7 thoughts on “The “Stupid” Rain” by olamiotan (@olamiotan)

  1. Rhoiy (@Roy-journals)

    Aww! This made me remember the old days when I didnt care for my nakedness under the rain, when the droplets felt like a second skin. Oh, how much I miss my childhood…

    1. Thanks @roy-journals, glad you like it.

  2. Good questions asked in the poem and it brought out that little boy tht once existed, now m a man. But it was kinda straightforward and nothing to look forward to in the poem. It lacked abit of technique.

    From the title everyone knows you are talking about the rain. I wished you had made tte rain a metaphor or a symbol of something else. That would have given it abit of a punch. There should have been something that your readers should hold on to.

    Though others might. I am speaking for myself.

    Its all good though. Keep on writing.

    1. @thaprince.. Thank you for your contribution. It wasn’t a poetry, I don’t know why it was tagged as such. It was just a thought or rather, a speculation on how things are when it rains.

  3. (@olamiotan): I guessed as much but I didnt want to say anything in that line but I must say that it appeared like one cos it was versed. There was no paragraph in here that suggested other wise.

    It all good.

  4. @OLAMIOTAN. You just made me travel down memory lane to my own childhood days of dancing and singing in the rain imitating the bollywood stars we saw singing and dancing in the rain. I still love the rain as much as I did when I was younger.
    Nice one.

  5. @OLAMIOTAN. You just made me travel down memory lane to my own childhood days of dancing and singing in the rain imitating the bollywood stars we saw singing and dancing in the rain. I still love the rain as much as I did when I was younger especially the earthly smell it leaves behind.
    Nice one.

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