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Isn't it a beautiful day

A satire on Climate Change

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Comment from Theodore McDowell
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Thanks for the note Jesse explaining the background on the poem and its satirical nature. Well-crafted, and, yes, it is certainly a beautiful day. Always keep the positive attitude. Hope the physical therapy is progressing.

 Comment Written 28-May-2022


reply by the author on 28-May-2022
    Hello, Tim. I always try to keep a positive attitude. Thank you for the kind words.
    I am not in physical therapy right now instead, I am waiting for my surgery date to be chosen. I will hopefully find out this coming Wednesday.
    Have a great weekend!
    Jesse
Comment from jake cosmos aller
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very nicely done. hard to make fun of such a serious topic but you handled it well, with deft jabs at the topic and a reminder of how everyday can be a beautiful day.

 Comment Written 28-May-2022


reply by the author on 28-May-2022
    Yes, Jake, every day can be a beautiful day!
    I like your use of terms like 'deft jabs.'
    Thank you for your kind comments.
    Have a beautiful Memorial weekend!
    Jesse
Comment from K. Lang-Slattery
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As a fellow Californian, I can identify with this poem and find its humor delightful. Yes, we often hope it won't rain when we are planning some outdoor activity, and then we have to always add, "But we need the rain." The second stanza is perfect and could even stand alone.

 Comment Written 27-May-2022


reply by the author on 28-May-2022
    Thanks, K. Lang, for the wonderful review.
    I am happy you found this delightful and humorous. Everyone in California says we need rain but isn't it a beautiful day, anyway. Especially when we want to go outside.
    Thanks for choosing the second stanza as your favorite, when you tell me it could stand on its own that makes me happy.
    Have a lovely weekend,
    Jesse
Comment from LJbutterfly
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Congratulations on achieving All Time Best for your poetry. This poem is whimsical and light-hearted, but adds a ray of sunshine and a smile to a serious problem. I enjoyed reading your poem.

 Comment Written 27-May-2022


reply by the author on 29-May-2022
    Thanks! I never thought it would do so well as this! I am glad you found it whimsical and light-hearted. I tried my best to bring some levity into a serious situation. I am happy you enjoyed this.
    Have a wonderful memorial weekend!
    Jesse
Comment from R.B.Bunn
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Droughts are serious business so it's nice to take a humorous tone to it. It can help take the bite out of it. At no point did it feel like you were playing down the subject. This was a well written piece. Hopefully rain comes your way soon.

 Comment Written 27-May-2022


reply by the author on 29-May-2022
    Thanks, RB! I am glad you thought I wasn't playing down the subject. I appreciate your kind words. And thank you for the wishes for rain coming soon!
    Have a great Memorial weekend!
    Jesse
Comment from Pam Lonsdale
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Sometimes you have to find the humor in things. We do the same thing in Florida. "Extreme weather passes gas", lol!

Clever and contemporary - nicely done.

 Comment Written 27-May-2022

Comment from harmony13
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The author's words are engaging, lovely, descriptive, filled with a
great way to look at the climate and are creative. I pondered on
these words and even though it is so hot here in Florida - "it is a
beautiful day"! The artwork compliments these words! Great Poem!

 Comment Written 27-May-2022

Comment from Ideasaregems-Dawn
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It's a beautiful day every day we wake up, I guess... LOL. Jesse, I'm not here a lot anymore, and I haven't read your work in a while, but this one made me smile. Thank you for sharing!

 Comment Written 27-May-2022

Comment from C.A.Currie
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Loved the satire, and it was very well written. I do hope your drought will be over soon. And yes, what was God thinking when He decided to let it rain while the sun was supposed to be out? LOL
Thanks for sharing!
Hugs & Blessings from my heart to yours
~ Christine ~

 Comment Written 27-May-2022


reply by the author on 27-May-2022
    Good morning, Christine.
    I am happy you got the satire and found it well written. I love your sign-off, Hugs & Blessings from my heart to yours.
    This is a very nice way to end and I hope you have a wonderful rest of your week.
    Jesse
Comment from Paul McFarland
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Nice job on the satire. I don't envy you living in California. We have experienced climate change here in Maine, but not to the degree that you have out west.

 Comment Written 27-May-2022