Thursday, 19 January 2017

A WET DAY IN JANUARY:

 
This happened many years ago
And on a frosty icy morning such as today
I remembered this poem I wrote:
A WET DAY IN JANUARY:
Many years ago in the month of January.
The weather was frosty and thick ice.
To put it mildly,
It wasn't at all nice.

My daughter was due at the hospital out patients.
As she had a condition to her knee.
Having to have her leg in plaster,
Took extra time you see.

My husband came to collect us,
He was rather irate.
He was due at work quite soon
And feared he would be late.

We arrived at our home.
To hear noises from our dog and cat.
On opening the porch door.
Found water upon the mat.

Mystified we opend the front door.
We were completly horrified.
The dog and cat quickly ran out.
As we took in the scene with our eyes.

The floors were completely flooded.
Water running through the lights.
There were ceilings down in many rooms.
We'd never seen such a sight.

We "Waded" upstars.
"What The Heck?" my husband said.
The ceiling down in our bedroom,
Directly over our bed.

Well the damage amounted to ten thousand pounds.
We needed some assurance,
That the damage was covered
By our home contents insurance.

What caused all the havoc?
Havoc of this type?
It was in the attic.
From a minute hole in a pipe.

*We were covered by our insurrance*

Copyright All Rights Reserved Yvonne Lewis 2014:
From the book
MOMENTS OF MY LIFE.

16 comments:

  1. Great poem!The damage looks horrendous so good job it was all covered by insurance.
    That's Purrfect

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    1. Many thanks for your comment and visit. Much appreciated.

      Yvonne.

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  2. Wow! How horrible. Glad you were covered. That's a lot of damage.

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    1. I was more than glad we were covered.
      Thanks for the comment Alex.

      Yvonne.

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  3. OMG, you poor things.
    We had one of those 'pin hole' leaks too, only ours was in the bathroom. It doesn't seem possible a hole that small could shoot out so much water.

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    1. It was one of those storms in life we had to weather Sandra. But at the time it was horrendous.

      Yvonne.

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  4. We had water running out our garage teo years ago. What a mess. Water has a lot of power!! Good poem

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    1. Water can be such a nuicence at some point in our lives. Thanks for the comment Joanne.

      Yvonne.

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  5. That would sure suck to find. Good insurance helped out.

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    1. Thanks Pat for your comment, Much appreciated.
      Yvonne.

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  6. This is the nightmare I've imagined to happen when we've gone off on vacation and no one is here to check the house. Fortunately it has never happened--yet.

    Good that the insurance covered the damage as that bill would have been painful to have to pay.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

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    1. Hi Lee, Yes it was awful at the time but at least we were home and not away as you have it imagine it.
      Thanks for coming by.

      Yvonne.

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  7. Such a terrible thing to have to go through. Yet, you had the strength and assurance to record it in verse

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    1. Thank you Martin for coming by, yes, it was a day etched in my mind that wes easy to put it into verse years later.

      Yvonne.

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  8. That's awful. Water can do a lot of damage. Glad the insurance covered it. Writing it down as a poem is a cool idea.

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    1. Yes it was awful Beverly, a never to be forgotten day.

      Yvonne.

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