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Lori Grosser Rhoden
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In the distance
you can hear it booming
like a drunken band
of kettle drums
headed this way.
Lightning shows how far away
itís raining majorettes.
Soon the parade of precipitation
arrives in full regalia.
And my lap is commandeered
by a quivering mass of Schnauzer
panting as if he were in a hot car.
There are no words or stroking hands
that can sooth him.
He is inconsolable as long as
the thunder plays its stormy serenade.
My chair vibrates with his distress
as we wait together
for the drums to slowly march
out of ear shot.
At long last the drums
are just a murmur
and his panting slows.
The quivering comes and goes.
The cat is banging on the door
wanting to come inside.
I get up to let her in
and he gets down reluctantly.
Returning to my chair
he comes and looks at me,
deciding what to do.
With one last quiver and a yawn
He turns around
and heads back to bed,
Meanwhile the cat waits patiently
for me to put the computer down
so she can take her turn in my lap.


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P.U Stinkenbaum
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Posts 233
Watersking with Tidy-Bowl Man


1 posted 04-01-2017 12:05 PM       View Profile for P.U Stinkenbaum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for P.U Stinkenbaum

I don't have a cat but I do have two Rottweilers who sound like your "drunken band of kettle drums". Whenever they get excited, they drown out the most severe thunderstorm! I'm afraid a cat would just be a 'light snack' for these two percussionists!

Enjoyed reading this Lori Rhoden. Great poetic interpretation of natural (or unnatural) occurrences.


Pass the Glade if you're going to do that here...
JerryPat2
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since 02-06-2011
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South Louisiana


2 posted 04-01-2017 07:43 PM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

I see that you are still puttin' the words out there in your own cool style. You give us a majestic feel with each and every poem you post, even though your poem doesn't have to be about majestic subjects, your words has that temperament. Heh.Heh Yeah, I'm sucking up.

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~

[This message has been edited by JerryPat2 (04-01-2017 08:26 PM).]

Lori Grosser Rhoden
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3 posted 04-02-2017 09:59 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

PU,
Thanks for the read about my dog and thunder.
I do get inspiration from both my pets and the weather. (in Kansas all we have is wheat and weather) Rain has been a frequent topic for me as I used to be very afraid of storms
but have out grown it over the years. ~L
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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4 posted 04-02-2017 10:03 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

The ole suck up, eh Jerry? Well whatever, I'll take it. I've always been a sucker for flattery. ~L
JamesMichael
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since 11-16-1999
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Kapolei, Hawaii, USA


5 posted 04-27-2017 06:01 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

pleasure to read...james
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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6 posted 04-28-2017 10:00 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Thanks James!
 
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