The end of a dream

Isis Town and Country - - Opinion - By NANCE BUR­NETT

RAIN– oh how you per­sis­tently drum

Rooftops, lawns and pave­ments drear.

Gut­ters run to the traf­fic hum;

Eyes, look up­wards: the sky is here.

An­kle deep the bare child­ish feet

Splash and play to the clouds’ re­frain.

School and home are for­got in this street

Magic world of the thun­der and rain.

Ocean lin­ers cruise swiftly down

Boil­ing swells on tur­bu­lent stream,

Bravely rid­ing this gut­ter clown.

Crash! A ship­wreck! The end of a dream.

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