And Then It Rained

by Pamela Griffiths

In two thousand and twelve, a year to be proud
The Olympic flame arrived in a big dark cloud
The spring was lovely, like a summer's day
And then it rained, and washed everything away

It rained some more, it was getting rather bad
This was our summer, the one we never had
Soon it must stop raining, in spring there was a drought
Since then it has been raining, there's water all about

The summer was a wash out, no lovely summer sun
No barbecues were sizzling, nothing could be done
It's a shame we have waited all year for this
We were still waiting for the summer sun's kiss

A dark cloud approaches, this is not how it should be
Another downpour rains on us, or is it just on me
I'm so fed up of being depressed, it doesn't do much good
I'd love to sit in my garden, just like I really should

They say that it will rain again, at least until September
It hasn't rained as much as this, as long as I remember
I waited for a little while, until the water drained
The sun came back out again, and then it rained

Sheffield England

Pamela Griffiths's picture

I have lived in Sheffield all my life, I am widowed with two sons, a daughter and a stepson. They are married, some with children of their own. I also have nine grandchildren. I am gay and live with my partner Sandy., I won the local poem competition for 2011 with 'Home Sweet Home in Loxley Valley' and was included in the poets of the year book 2011. I will be appearing in the writers of the year book 2011., I was interviewed by the press and had a video recorded by the Sheffield Star newspaper to appear on their website. I read the winning poem and there is an interview afterwards. The presentation was held at the Sheffield Central Library, the photographer from the Sheffield Start and Sheffield Telegraph came to take pictures. The story appeared in both newspapers, the article in the Star took up a whole page., I have recently retired from my full time position for the NHS in Quality management. I will now be devoting more time to my writing. I studied with the Morris College of Journalism for my diploma in freelance journalism. I have a diploma in Quality management for ISO quality management systems. I have RSA qualifications and NVQ up to highest level 3 in Information Technology and have my ECDL European Computer Driving Licence., I was first published in an anthology in the late 1990's with 'Stormy Clouds' I picked up an entry form a local library and that's how it all started. Since then I went on to have many more of my poems published by United Press over the years. I have been included in a few poets of the year books and diaries along with CD's. I had my short story 'Whispering Shadow' published in a book of short stories called 'Living Proof' in 2011., I had my first own book of poems published in 2009 'Expression of Life' which is still a top ten book listed on the BookBuzz site. I have completed my second own poetry book 'Moments in Time' which is also listed as a top ten book on the BookBuzz site. I love writing so I am looking forward to devoting more time to it now that I have retired.

Last updated February 17, 2013