No longer do children long for rain;

content with just a computer game.

Oh, what a shame!

You see, rain brings us laughter, dancing, joy.

Is that not better than toys?

No? Well, how ‘bout this.

Rain brings excitement, music, and glee.

That must be better than T–V.

No? You’ve got to be kidding me!

Ah, I got it! Nobody, not even you, can resist this.

Rain brings puddles: shiny, deep puddles.

Puddles to jump in, swim in, splash in.

Puddles to throw your best friend in.

Now, tell me: Isn’t THAT better than staying in?

Ugh, you are nuts! Just do what you want.


Before you go, there’s just one more thing you should know.

Rain is precipitation, and precipitation is rain.

And rain…well—rain can also be used to ruin all your games.

53 thoughts on “Puddles

  1. There is so much emotion in this post, I can feel the honesty and sincerity. Writings like these makes me even more fulfilled that I am a part of the community. I hope you could follow my blog and be inspired as well. 🙂

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  2. Interesting, amusing and most of all,wet with emotions .
    It reminds me of an incident when I was a school girl.
    My mom became very fond of my little brother, 10 months my junior.
    I felt neglected 😩
    One day, to draw the attention of my mom and to rekindle the love she had for me before the birth of my brother, I went under the showering rain and soaked to the bones,on my way back from school.
    Sadly when I reached home, my mom was not there.
    She was at the hairdresser!
    I loved puddles and would remove my shoes to walk in the muddiest, splashing the rain water around.
    Thank you for sharing.
    I apologize if I have written too much about myself.
    Your poem inspired me to do so!
    Thank you for the follow.
    I hope you find happiness in reading me.

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    1. No need to apologize. I am happy to have read this. I grew up in a loving home with three brothers, all younger; and I too, did many things to get attention.

      Thank you for sharing, Anita. It’s so exciting to hear that my writing was able to inspire someone. I hope to hear from you again.

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    1. Thank you so much, Jovita. That means a lot to me.

      Sometimes, you have to head out into the rain to remember how fun it used to be; and how fun it still is. Well, until you’re calling in sick the next day lol.

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  3. I love rain and snow, although more snow than rain. But puddles are awesome!
    The last line made me chuckle.
    Note: I’m a stay-inside kind of person, but puddles and snow do convince me to go out. 🙂

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