Ayi Escalona


I Get Wet Because Im Dry

Poem by Ayi Escalona

It’s cold and dark everywhere
The clouds kissed the mountains near
The hungry rivers are shouting and swelling
Help! The grassland is drowning

The dampen bird ceased to fly
An old horse prayed to calm the sky
In the other end, there’s the disgusted mare
The frog’s endless cry she claimed to beauty is bare

The angry thunder in heavens begun to roar
But the lighting is quick and warned to moor
To the overly drunk trees in the forest
Hold tight the dampen bird to your chest!

The night falls but of no distinction
The day’s sun is as dark as the midnight moon
But in the gloom, a circle of light appeared
It’s from a hungry feline’s eyes dazzled red

Hours, days, nights, weeks, birds, frogs, horse passed
Oh dear, the torment has ultimately stopped
The dampen birds found hope and start to hop
The old horse hugs the mare and slashes the loop

Sadly, no singing frog welcomed the new day
Because the hungry cat ended his song instantly
And the mare slept well all that night
The next morning is a goodbye to the bird’s faraway flight.


Comments about I Get Wet Because Im Dry by Ayi Escalona

  • Faith Serencko (1/15/2009 8:00:00 PM)

    Thank you very much for your comment. I really like this poem..its just so beautiful.(Report)Reply

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  • Ewigi Liebe (12/27/2007 5:48:00 AM)

    Im having enough time reading all your poem and its fantastically well done.(Report)Reply

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  • Jeannie Ann Clark (12/16/2007 9:44:00 PM)

    Thank you for your comment on my poem. This poem is very nice and I enjoyed it. Jeannie-10(Report)Reply

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  • Jemarie Ragudo (12/13/2007 4:48:00 AM)

    You get a 10 for vivid images and good use of figures of speech.(Report)Reply

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  • Linda Weischedel (12/4/2007 11:58:00 PM)

    LOVE IT
    You got a 10 from me!
    Always,
    Linda(Report)Reply

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  • Melvin BanggollayMelvin Banggollay (11/27/2007 6:54:00 PM)

    alovely poem indeed with deep meaning and message everyone must learn. thanks


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  • Subbaraman N V (11/22/2007 11:42:00 PM)

    A lovely poem which I enjoyed thoroughly! Congratulations for sharing!(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, November 22, 2007

Poem Edited: Tuesday, April 26, 2011