We were sitting there having fun
when out of nowhere, it covered the sun.
The clouds turned white, there was a really loud sound
and the rain came furiously tumbling down.

It had no conscience for the persons it soaked
nor for those who thought it was only a joke;
not even for those without umbrellas
who looked so frivolous in their ensembles.

The rain came down quite powerful
claiming the gutters, the streets and the corners that were once so cool.
Lots of debris got washed away
and I can gladly say, ‘It was really a nice bath in the month of May.’

Oh how we waited and waited for the rain to stop
but over an hour passed and we were out of luck:
Powdered and pretty and all dressed up,
‘Oh rain what have you done…you’ve soiled us from the top!’

All dressed up with nowhere to go,
‘Oh rain you have definitely spoiled the show!’
I’m really wondering if this is a sign
cause you came and conquered and really were unkind…

You stood your ground like a stubborn mule
and made us know that you truly ruled
I think it’s time for me to retire,
‘Yes rain, you are your heart’s own desire!’

DPC is the acronymn for Domnichen Poetic Circle, a “Literary Circle of Contemporary Poets, and Spoken Word Artists of Dominican birth and descent. The group endeavors to showcase the broad spectrum of Dominican talent in the area of the written and spoken word and also promotes itself as a platform for interactive conversations on posted content of the Artists, “in the form of constructive critique and reactions, helpful poetry web-links and events, as well as, creative responses.”