The Sunday Whirl, http://sundaywhirl.wordpress.com/, struck a weird note with its wordle 14 prompt. The wordle words are: rendered, reprehensible, gild, curtains, blink, clouds, scattered, whir, twist, scan, marvel, cast.
I can only assume that my muse was drinking wine with my friend Viv–while she was complaining about the continuous rain in France. I have no other explanation for where this flight of fancy came from. It has no standard meter and sports a rhyme scheme I’ve never seen before. It also has almost no editing (like the world can’t tell), because it struck me as a song or jingle. Any chance of Rain Man being made into a musical?
by Mike Patrick
This has to be the marvel of its time,
A thing no one could hope to live without.
When constant rain has made you crazy,
Or the heat outside makes you lazy,
what you need is a RainCast, there’s no doubt.
So simple to use, it’s near a crime.
To be stuck in your house is reprehensible
when the weather you desire can be rendered.
Twist a dial and it starts a weather scan,
followed by the whir of a great big fan.
While small lights blink, the ease you seek is tendered.
To suffer now in silence–indefensible.
With RainCast, the clouds will all be scattered,
And you’ll throw your gild curtains open wide.
It’s the weather that you want, when you want it
If it’s something you control, then flaunt it.
No longer in your house will you hide.
Available at Walmart, if it mattered.