‘York River Flood Of April, 2013’ by Kathy Figueroa The Society May 8, 2013 Poetry No one could recall When, in days of yore, The calm York River Had so breached its shore, Or where such places Roiling water went! Remarked one and all, “‘Tis a rare event!” So, with great surprise The deluge was met As downtown Bancroft Began to get wet… The riverside parks Were inundated! Main street had a tide! For days, folks waited For the torrential Water to subside, As rising levels Were anxiously eyed. Yards became big ponds That held fish and trucks! ‘Twas a soggy scene Fit for frogs and ducks! But folks in Bancroft Were spared from the worst, For the river dam Held and didn’t burst. After such a scare Maybe in each park Bancroft should see fit To install an ark! Canadian poet, Kathy Figueroa, lives in a rugged rural area of Ontario known as, “Cottage Country.” This beautiful, scenic region and its inhabitants have often provided the inspiration for the poetry she writes. Kathy likes to create the old-fashioned style of verse that tells a story and serves to entertain an audience. Well-known to newspaper readers in the Bancroft area, Kathy’s poems have been published since 2006 and her freelance newspaper articles and photographs first appeared in 2004. Kathy’s first book, “Paudash Poems,” was published in 2012. http://kathyfigueroapoetry.blogspot.ca/ https://soundcloud.com/kathy_figueroa_poetry Related Post ‘When I Speak of History’ by Leonard Dabydeen When I speak of history I speak well; I leave behind the past where broken bones Lay scattered on blistering sands to tell Of atrocities that are m... Tell the world:FacebookTwitterTumblrPinterestRedditLinkedInEmail Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.