The Monsoon Gloom

Darkness enshrouds me
Little I can see
O Great Sunshine!
What has happened to thee?

No time to sleep
No time to scrounge
With heavy footsteps
I run to the lounge

I look at the time
Barely a quarter to nine
Somehow the day has only started
And already away the light has been carted

Says I, Good Lord!
What a horrible fright!
If it is morning
Why does it appear to be midnight?

This question to be answered
Does not take long
Soon the clouds start singing
Singing their mournful song

Their tears fall slowly
Crashing on the grounds
They splish and splash
And make other sounds

Thus I understand
Everything makes sense
For of their water
The clouds do dispense

The date is roughly a month after June
And so thus starts the monsoon gloom

Thunder roars
And lightning strikes
Those sounds are one of
My prominent dislikes

And yet I enjoy
The aura they make
The moody glum atmosphere
For God’s sake!

Even in the morning hours
Though it’s so dark
It’s rather enjoyable
And leaves quite a mark

Meanwhile, the splatters of raindrops slowly intensifies
This is wherein the true beauty of nature lies

The monsoon gloom, unloved and underrated
The love of its mood is understated
Some people like summer, which is fine
After all, not everyone likes darkness at a quarter to nine

But still, it is not to be feared
Nor is it to be leered at
The monsoon darkness is loving
Much like a pet cat

It is simply the rain
The beautiful tears of the sky
Would you be afraid or be mocking
If your friend started to cry?

And thus, as I think this
The great mourning ends
The sky brightens and the sun shines
They have finally made amends

Even though the aura does no longer loom
Forever I shall remember it
The Monsoon Gloom.


Hey guys, thanks for reading this! This one was pretty nice, I think. More on this poem under the cut if you’re interested.

This poem, I’ll be honest, is one of my best. For this, I chose a theme that I was quite familiar with, one that I really get passionate about. The rain. The monsoon season was in full swing when I wrote this, so in a way, those raindrops were my muse. But yeah, I quite like the archaic way I wrote this. There are a few parts which are admittedly somewhat contrived, but I do think the emotion I put into this piece really stands out. The entire poem is just me gushing about the season, which I think works well.

Oh, and fun fact, I actually submitted this to a magazine, and it actually made it! My family’s super proud of me for that one. I also sent in some jokes, but…well…

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Look, there’s a reason this blog isn’t called ‘Joke Crafter’, alright? I’m not the best in comedy.

Anyway, hope you guys enjoyed!

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