One hundred and five millimetres of Rain
One hundred and five millimetres of rain,
One hundred and five splash and dash down the drain,
One hundred and five fell in just one night,
One hundred and five, what a terrible sight!
August 10th 2004, and the sky turned black
The clouds grew heavy and the thunder cracked,
Torrential rain, driven hard by the storm,
Poured from the sky from dark until dawn.
All around the flood waters rose
Drain pipes gushed like high pressure hose,
Down from the fields the water cascaded
Until slowly the torrent of rain eased and faded.
The roads turned to rivers, forcing cars to plough on,
Through deep swirling flood water’s gathering ponds.
The crops in the field were all flattened and battered
To the flooded home owners, not that that matter.
And there on the TV the figures were stark
The reports highlighting the plight of Newark
Heading the list of the sites of this deluge
No wonder our ducks took shelter and refuge
With more than one month’s rain in just one night
A most unpleasant and memorable sight
So August the tenth will long be recalled
The night 105 millimetres of rain did fall.