I open the curtains
I see a dark cloud
And thank my good fortune
To be alive HERE and TODAY
Not in a land laden with poor
Nor 2000 or 200 years before
But where I have shelter to keep me dry
And food aplenty to last this day
And central heating that keeps me warm
Internet, mobiles and telephones . . .
Thus what care I that today is wet
I’ll enjoy watching the downpour
. . . no sweat
Besides, everyone knows what comes after the rain . ..