They weigh a tonne and yet they float above us
and when they clash thunder and lightning reign supreme
Rumbling, Gumbling, Tumbling and Thundering
Winds blow and seas rage
Ships are tossed and turned about
And trees are knocked right to the ground
And shutters shake
And papers flee
Plastic bags fly
And children "squee!"
With no regard for if you're scared
or if you're sleeping, they do not care
And work starts early, and you need to be there
Rumble rumble rumble they shall
And yet the clouds they keep us warm
On cold days they keep heat in
Like a blanket laid across the world.
Float float float they shall.
And when it's dry they send down rain
They water plants to grow again
And give us drinks to hydrate us.
Rain rain rain they shall
And when it's cold they spit out snow
(or hail or sleet or slush oh no)
But if it stays and if it settles
No more school to get us rattled
And war with friends in a snow ball battle
And we'll slide down mountains
And build up men
And give him a scarf so he won't freeze to death.
Snow snow snow they shall
(But the cold never bothered me anyway)
But when there's sun they'll disappear
allow the sun to shine on us
And they keep the light from blinding us
Or burning us (or tanning us)
and when it gets too hot
That we just can't stand it
The clouds will be there to showers us.
Wisps wisps wisps they are.
And when they're angry they'll let you know
But they're the only thing I've ever known
So when rain showers us at the worst of times
And I'm with no umbrella waiting for the bus
or my books get wet
or I step in a puddle and my feet get soaked
I won't curse the skies
Because they give me hope.