Too Comfortable A Passenger

You have come much too late,
To request from me to give to you...
What at one time,
Was thrown back in my face.

It is not that I am embittered.
Those days feeling that way,
From me have gone.
And like the passing of each season,
I'm not the one to linger with wishes,
That any season I might like...
Continues to go on.

That would be too selfish of me,
To believe something will wait...
Until I decided it was time to celebrate,
In the appreciation of it.

You have come much too late,
To request from me to give to you...
What at one time,
Was thrown back in my face.

However I will suggest,
You develop more pro-action...
With a learning to do that at your best.
And accept what to you has been given.
Instead of looking for something to impress.

Since this might eventually,
Address your attempts to catch...
A train that has already left the station.
And I have been made too comfortable a passenger,
To get off to satisfy a going back in time.
Even if that 'was' a possibility.

by Lawrence S. Pertillar

Comments (24)

The poem is about the notorious unreliability of weather forecasting, and the forecasters refusal to admit it, across generations of soliciting huge amounts of government money. Now they have satellites and vast computers they are much better than they used to be, but for a century they forecast utter tosh, at vast expense to the public.
this is really beautiful- tons of different interpretations. my first impression, and that of (i presume) many other readers, was that the Great Forecaster was God. It seems that the author was an atheist, or even a questioning believer, looking into the future to find God trapped in hell, stripped of immortality and omnipotence.
Usually never right -weather-people
Forecasting the weather back then was as if. Remembering, Katherine Hepburn's house on the upper east coast. Like a Judge with a defendant before you. Do you punish or save those before you......iip
What a fair weather poem, cloudy with a chance of brilliance. Great, great write! Is it safe to set sail today?
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