Oh the Pain

A call to M. Nature,
“Listen up, look at me, I’m talking to you. But after what you did to our garden today I’m not sure I ever want to talk to you again, let alone call you Mother Nature. Your two inches of hail in 15 minutes this afternoon, stripped all the leaves from my tomato plants, shredded the grapevine leaves on top of the arbor, denuded the pepper plants, ,, basically pummeled to destruction every living green plant that has spent all summer growing. Even the earthworms two feet down have headaches.
“M. Nature, please tell me why you did that; don’t you know how we labored to create our gardens?”
“Listen up Dude, you are not in charge, you never were.”


About Ciletti

Jim Ciletti, an award winning poet, filmmaker, and author, is the 2010-2012, Poet Laureate of the Pikes Peak region, and for 41 years, poet-in-residence for the Orme School Fine Arts Festival. Jim gives many workshops on the writing and performance of poetry, and makes poetry house calls to create personal poetry events. Ciletti loves everything Italian, including cooking for family and friends, and loves to plant garlic, make homemade wine, and eating peaches and plums. "Everyday is Christmas, but you don't always get everything you ask for. Sometimes more. Poetry celebrates life."
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One Response to Oh the Pain

  1. Oh, My Darling,   It is so sad to realize that we are not in charge, especially after working so lovingly in the garden.  There is renewal, though, so stay strong and love nature.  It’s the best thing we have. Love, Mary

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