A Run in the Rain

Rainy Afternoon

An Accidental Scandal

On an afternoon

so drippy,

I decided to run

Thought it would be spiffy.


In haste, I donned

For my escapade

Before my thoughts

Could me dissuade.


Out on the pavement,

Out on the black,

The thunder did roll,

The lightning did crack.


Coasting along street,

I determined to be

The model runner,

So careless, so free.


In the splash of water,

I hear a car horn

Possibly protesting a figure

Of sanity shorn.


I continue to run

Despite more of the same.

This is my moment

Of imaginary fame.


Huffing along,

My clothes are quite soaking,

Once dry skin,

By rain now is cloaking.


In the world of wet,

In a place not quite my own,

A car horn blares again,

But I am almost home.

Perhaps, I think,

There’s a possibility

That these dry drivers

Are envious of me!


Picking up my gait,

I lengthen my stride.

This chick on the road

Has nothing to hide.


Reaching the end,

I enter the door.

Leaving behind the drivers

Wishing to be like me more.


Yet just why were the cars

A honking at a runner?

Did they themselves wish

That their lives were funner?


Wracking my brain,

I try to determine,

The cause of this problem,

The reason for this vermin.


The door opens,

My husband returns.

A certain smile he gives

--it’s my clothes he must burn—


But I must set about

To determine “Why?”

I ask without preface,

Then wait for his reply.


He laughs at once,

before revealing to me

In a wet white T-shirt

Clad before all I be!

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Wesman Todd Shaw 6 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

LOL! I have to ask, did you do that? hahaha! I can sort of imagine you thinking about stuff, stories, perhaps writing in your head while jogging. . . .and not thinking twice about it.

You have to be careful with that - us young guys wreck perfectly good vehicles over such things!

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Elefanza 6 years ago from Somewhere in My Brain Author

I kind of did that. Although the shirt was white, it was a thick white. But it was covered by a black jacket. I did end up making up this poem as I was running though and had a lot of fun imagining a more ridiculous element to it. But you're right, I DO need to be careful as I can be kind of a ditz about that! Ha!

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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas

And so goes the west tee-shirt running contest! LOL! WB

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Elefanza 6 years ago from Somewhere in My Brain Author

Indeed! Only in this case, it was Mid-West. Glad you enjoyed!

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okmom23 6 years ago from Midwest, U.S.A.

Yes, enjoyed! Isn't it odd how we learn these life lessons? Thank you for sharing.

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chspublish 6 years ago from Ireland

Good poem. Very enjoyable. Thanks for the writing.

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Elefanza 6 years ago from Somewhere in My Brain Author

Glad you enjoyed.

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Elefanza 6 years ago from Somewhere in My Brain Author

The way life lessons are learned can be quite humorous at times! I think I'm proof of that. And I'm glad you found merriment in it, Okmom! I thoroughly enjoyed writing it.

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