Friday, November 7, 2008

FICTION FRIDAY...The Rain Book (Dr. Seuss Style)




This week, I'm posting something a little different for Fiction Friday. I've always love Dr. Seuss and thought I'd try my hand at his style of poetry. This was my first attempt, written four years ago for the FaithWriters Challenge - the topic was RAIN. This is actually appropriate for today because, in my neck of the woods anyway, it's raining!

Thanks for taking the time to read my work. You are invited to play along and participate in Fiction Friday. My friend, Julie Arduini, is hosting this week. Please visit her blog to join in the fun.

THE RAIN BOOK (Dr. Seuss Style)

Rain. Rain. I hear the rain.
It's drumming on my window pane.
I hear it spit
I hear it spatter
I hear the rain go pitter-patter.

Rain. Rain. I hear the rain.
I hear the rain go down the drain.
I hear the rain in the street,
I hear the rain like little feet.

I hear it tapping on my roof.
I hear the rain go poof-poof-poof…
I hear it knocking on my door
I love the rain...oh, more, more more!

I love to listen to the rain
I love it on my window pane.
I love rain when I'm at the park,
I love it when I'm in the dark.

I love it when I'm in the car,
I love it eating a chocolate bar.
I love rain when I'm on a boat
I love it when I go to vote.

I love it when I exercise,
I love it when I'm swatting flies.
I love rain when it's nice and quiet,
I love it when I'm on a diet.

No matter when or where it falls,
I love the raindrops...love them all.
I am so glad God gave me rain
That splashes on my window pane

He sends the rain to wash away
the dirt and stains we see today.
God sent his Son to do the same -
To wash away our sin and shame.

Our blackened hearts He scrubs to white
and turns our cloudy days to bright.
He made me fresh, He made me new
And He can do the same for you

Rain. Rain. I love the rain
I love it on my window pane.
I hear it drip. I hear it drop.
I do not want the rain to stop.

--Lynda Schab (2004)

6 comments:

Patty Wysong said...

How fun, Lynda! I especially liked how you worked God into it. So good!

The Surrendered Scribe said...

That rain is heading our way later today and this great writing will be on my mind as it falls. You gave a great tip of the hat to Dr. Seuss!

Catrina Bradley said...

Great fun, Lynda! You had me grinning.

Lynn Squire said...

Oh this is excellent! Great fun with a great message.

Joanne Sher said...

Oh, fun, Lynda! (Gotta admit, I like your bug one better LOL) Enjoyed tis.

rcwriter said...

Can you hear it in a box?
Can you hear it on your socks?

Couldn't resist, too cute. That should be turned into a children's book. The illustrations would be just as fun as the poem.