Watching all the rain and snow

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Watching all the rain and snow
falling together it looks ugly.
Rain washing the slush away
to unnatural slews at the kerb.

Gritters ply their trade scattering
grit in hope of preventing ice.
Rain washing away the minerals.
A waste of earth’s finite resources

Cars driving along without care
of conditions or pedestrians.
Splashing water into the air
to land on pavement or my trousers.

As night creeps it’s sullen way
over the ever wet and slushy streets.
Rain turns to snow and beautifies
hiding this once grotesque scene.

Lights glisten on the fresh laid snow
sparkling like jewels in the sun.
All man’s avaricious desires
stalled by this winter wonderland.

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  1. a great description of the hazards of slushy snow, Trev,
    I love snow on Christmas cards, but otherwise it’s lovely to see when first fallen, but ‘overstays’ it’s welcome…

  2. Thanks Pen,
    I was just doodling with words really, not trying to get anything specific. I wish I was looking at snow on cards, we had quite a bit today with plenty forecast for tomorrow.
    Guess who’ll be snuggled up watching MASH for a change 😀 My daughter is with her mother this weekend so I’m left to my own devices which invariably means a pizza, then some nibbles and a season of MASH 🙂

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