Francis Duggan

A Wet Day On The Gold Coast

For the Gold Coast the weather is Unspring like
It has been raining for most of the day
Still lorikeets chirp on the bottlebrushes
Of Mermaid Waters overcast and gray.

Some people rave about the Gold Coat weather
You'd swear by them they never saw the rain
But all day yesterday 'twas cool and showery
And this afternoon 'tis cool and wet again.

But though the rain falls heavy on the Gold Coast
There are no floods and birds sing on bush and tree
And the sandy soil drinks every single raindrop
And surface water you will seldom see.

The beach at Surfers Paradise is empty
Sun lovers never swim on days like this
And 'sugar daddy' in a Broadbeach cafe
Has tea and fruit cake with his sexy miss.

It's not a day for swim wear and bikinis
Or mini skirts a foot above the knee
The hotels and the restaurants and cafes
Of the Gold Coast do well on days like these.

The rain is falling heavy on the Gold Coast
But birds are singing on the flowering trees
And though the sun shone brightly in the morning
A high today of twenty one degrees.

Submitted: Wednesday, January 23, 2008

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