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.