apologies to John Denver
When there’s sunshine on my shoulders,
I’m as happy as can be.
As I squint up to the sunlight,
I feel playful and care-free;
For its rays are like a blanket,
Spreading warmth all over me….
When the sun is shining brightly,
That’s okay, I little care,
Just so long as I have shades on
To protect my eyes from glare.
Copyright © 2018 Angela Umphers Rueger – All Rights Reserved
Decastich (10-line poem) in trochaic tetrameter (alternating feminine & masculine endings)
Syllabic structure: 8-7-8-7-8-7-8-7-8-7
Rhyme scheme: xaxaxaxbxb
Photo taken in Guntown, MS, 2007