Umbrellas on a windy rainy day
watch them fly, turn inside out
stylish out as they fail

Umbrellas on a hot sunny day
good protection, reduce sun burn
but when one wears a ten gallon hat
aint no room for no umbrella

Back east they were fine
everyone carried one all the time
status symbol, three piece suit

Out in the sticks on the ranch
umbrellas do not get used too often
more snow than rain
and wind a blowing all the same

Big old Stetson hat, Mac
and that is that
so Mary Poppins carry yours
an umbrella, riding a horse?

By Tom (tomWYO@aol.com)



On a trip to las Vegas we went into a hotel
well well well
what I saw before my eyes I would like to tell
All kinds of umbrellas every shade that exist
hanging from the ceiling if you get my gist

pink and blue and yellow ones too
oh what a glorious display
it sure would not make anyone blue
to watch them swing and sway

I just snapped away
thousands of folks were seeing this display on that day
umbrellas of all colors floating orr a manmade sea
children pointing laughing gleefully
can you just picture in your minds
what i viewed, what a find
just close your eyes conjure up
umbrellas right side up
all kinds of colors and all kinds of shapes one even resembled a pup

By Amy (fabulousfilly@aol.com)



Its an April morn, and flowers brave,
Though tender, translucent, they drink the rain,
Somewhere a forest of natural umbrellas
Protects the beating drops from bruising flowers.

A pretty snap tote sits in the corner,
One for me, but what about Dad?
Then I remember the umbrella he had,
Shredding a bit left open to drain - from the rain.

Black and big enough for two,
So often he held it over our heads,
Protecting us ever being our taxi,
A new fangled umbrella hed surely reject.

For his respect, duct tape it again,
Carefully under a rib,
There now, you can hardly tell it,
Hes waits in hat and suit to go to the store.

Like Wells Fargo through sleet or snow,
We go to the market - I miss him so.
A child he is to help these days,
The old black umbrella rain or shine - it stays.

By Norma (Twi1ite@sbcglobal.net)



umbrellas blossom
on sidewalks each time it rains
bright bouncing flowers

By susi (Texaswishr@aol.com)



You would think Seattle would be a city of umbrellas. When I flew up here to check it out before I made the big move 15 years ago. A lovely man on the plane was giving me tips and advice, suggesting nice towns to settle in. He was a little more well heeled than I, I think, the places he suggested like Mercer Island, a large island several miles long island in the middle of Lake Washington, are for what they call around here the Microsoft Millionaires.

Anyway one thing he said that always stuck with me is: Seattleites don't use umbrellas. They dash from the car to the building and back again. He was not kidding. The rain is rarely heavy, heavy rain, just a light rain. Hoodies and Eddie Bauer can handle it without umbrellas.

Umbrellas can be a fashion accessory, but again, Pacific Northwest people are not into fashion, unless you consider the latest in hiking boots the epitome of fashion. When I moved up here I got two umbrellas as going away gifts. One was a fold up type that I carried with but seldom used. The other I still have. It is a classic with wood handle and a blue, green awning stripe canopy if you know what I mean. My brother and his wife gave it to me. I keep it for sentimental reasons and use it when I dress up to go someplace.

By Mercedes (mercedes1947@gmail.com)


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