Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. Leonard Cohen

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

How the Weather Saved Civilization

image by Salvatore Vuono via freedigitalphotos.net 

What would we do without the weather?
What would we discuss when we're together?
Imagine if anyone ever did find
The thoughts that were actually there in your mind?

What if instead of "This rain is a mess!"
You walked up and stated, "I sure hate your dress!"
Instead of commenting, "Today sure is hot!"
You called up your Mom and said, "I hope you rot!"

Consider the chaos that would ensue
If these scenarios came to be true:

You don't ask your boss, "How's the weather out there?"
You ask her with interest, "How's your affair?"
Instead of a shiver and "Oh boy, it's cold!"
Upon seeing your mom in law, say, "You look old!"

So a chat about weather's not really a bore
For conversing about it is truly much more
It's not just about making lame social drivel
Talk about weather is what keeps us civil!


Eileen T O'Neill ..... said...


I just loved this. In England and Ireland, the weather is always a cause of conversation, good or bad.
I liked your idea of simply skipping the weather and saying what you really want to say!!!


Fireblossom said...

Hilarious, Ms. Mouse!

Christine said...

You are so right, but deep down inside, my thoughts sometimes come up with those very scenarios. Like, instead of "must be hot outside?" to a customer, I want to say, "Man you stink, ever thought about a shower and a toothbrush!!" But I don't, I just spray my area with freshener after they leave.

Rachel Hoyt said...

Hehehehehe. GREAT poem! Talking about the weather DOES serve a purpose. :)

darev2005 said...

I love it. It's most true, I'd say.

Pat Tillett said...

How true and whimsical! (and well written)

trisha said...

this one is truly witty and true. :)
i will be lamenting for words too.