Richard Lackman

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Children Walking In The Rain - Poem by Richard Lackman

When I scurry about on a rainy day
Acting annoyed at the rain
I sometimes remember a time far away
When I viewed raindrops with no disdain

I think of a time when I was quite young
And my brother and I would go out
With ball cap and sandals and raincoat that hung
Down to our feet all about

We delighted in plowing through puddle and pond
Formed by a strong passing storm
We discovered indeed we were equally fond
Of the air which seemed fragrant and warm

After prancing about back to mom we would go
All excited from our recent quest
Then quick to the tub with her two boys in tow
To get clean at our mother's behest

So today as I stand in my suit and dress shoes
Looking out as the raindrops are falling
I remember those days when I never withdrew
From the raindrops when they came a calling

Comments about Children Walking In The Rain by Richard Lackman

  • Wes Vogler (11/7/2015 3:37:00 PM)

    Nice to discover a straightforward rhyming poet I can connect with. I enjoyed your poem. I found it entertaining
    I shall go on and read some more. I am a Vancouver lad and moved to Victoria in 1944 at the age of 14
    Thank you for your writing. a 10
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  • Babatunde Aremu (10/31/2015 12:20:00 AM)

    A nostalgic feeling well expressed. Great poem. Kudos (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (10/30/2015 7:04:00 AM)

    The past is always part of us. Nice work. (Report) Reply

  • Seema Jayaraman (10/30/2015 5:23:00 AM)

    Lovely poem.. nothing like the rain to bring in freshness and fun.. to bring in nostalgia of a wonderful rain drenched world viewed from a child's eye.. and now I watch my own two boyz plowing through puddles caused by a passing rain storm and I watch my frown and scowl and wonder why.. thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

  • Jasbir Chatterjee (10/30/2015 4:25:00 AM)

    very nice poem. Congrats on being poet of the day! (Report) Reply

  • Edgar Stevens (10/30/2015 4:08:00 AM)

    this is a nice piece of work..i support your vision..keep up the good work... (Report) Reply

  • (5/6/2014 12:37:00 AM)

    a wonderful lyrical poem about list craefreeness of childhood (Report) Reply

  • Diane Hine (3/21/2014 7:29:00 AM)

    Hiking is great fun in the rain as long as you've got a nice warm B&B to look forward to in the evening - camping in the rain is no fun at all. I enjoyed the poem. (Report) Reply

  • Latisha Barker (5/6/2012 7:02:00 PM)

    I really like this poem, reflecting on our uncomplicated childhood days, when we took the time to play and appreciate the simple things life had to offer. (Report) Reply

  • Marilyn Lott (5/6/2012 6:21:00 AM)

    Delicious, fresh and fun. Keep posting, you are a great poet! I put you into my favorite list. (Report) Reply

  • (5/5/2012 10:26:00 PM)

    this is wat poems are made of they keep u wanting to read to the end I love it (Report) Reply

  • Heather Wilson (4/28/2012 4:33:00 PM)

    Wonderful poem, so well written, I remember jumping in puddles with wellies and splashing everyone, Oh, the joy of being young. (Report) Reply

  • Melissa Carey (4/24/2012 8:49:00 PM)

    AH! Reminds me of the poetry my mom read to us as kids! You have no idea the joy your writing brings to me! Well done! (Report) Reply

  • Valerie Dohren (4/24/2012 9:06:00 AM)

    Very good one Dick - and yes, I agree, when we were young the weather didn`t seem to be such a big issue, but now I find the rain to be an annoyance (and we get plenty of it here in GB! !) . I suppose we should appreciate it more and how vital it is for our existence, especially when there are countries where they suffer from a lack of it and don`t have clean water to drink. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 23, 2012

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