The Little Weathermen who cried Wolf

Last week, the weather people were talking about a BIG weather event. They talk it up. They make it sound soooo bad. You’d think the end of the world was coming.
In light of the recent weather storm that WASN’T…I felt compelled to write the following poem:

The little Weathermen who cried Wolf
by Amanda Ball
amandaball.com

Once upon a time, there was a game
called meteorology
People learned to forecast weather,
but that’s not enough, you see

Oklahoma is a landlocked state
weather can find all extremes
so they all learn to prognosticate
they all follow the same themes…

Get a job on TV, your face on the news
build your brand, grow your fame
the race is on, the race is on
they all learn to  play the game

When storms arrive, they talk it up
wintertime weather hardship
but each one forecasts more and more
in a game called one-upsmanship

They make it sound as bad as it gets
they make their ratings by selling fear
they want you to watch, they forecast so much
as if the end of the world is near

When the storm arrives, after daily forecasts
the buildup grows more and more
it ends up being a little storm
you’d think they never saw snow before!

For all you weather-guessers, the moral is..
as the little wolf boy cried
WE ARE ALL TIRED OF YOUR EXAGGERATION
So, you’d better go run and hide!

***

This was published in this newspaper on 1/9/15

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  1. #1 by Margarita on January 9, 2015 - 2:56 pm

    Amen. Thanks for the laughter! xoxoM

  2. #3 by A Pondering Mind on January 10, 2015 - 12:05 am

    The weathermen/women act like the sky is falling.

    Great post, Amanda!

  3. #6 by Kay on January 23, 2016 - 2:25 am

    Well said!

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