As the cold wind snaps and lashes
And the driving rain cuts and splashes.
The optimistic ice cream man
Attempts to sell his wares as best as he can.
His van’s tinny chimes trickle out
And against the wind try to announce.
It doesn’t matter what the weather is
Come to my van you hungry kids.
You see if the truth be told
Ice cream can actually be eaten hot or cold.
True, eating it hot can be a mess
But you won’t like the ice cream any less.
But the cold wind still lashes
And the driving rain still splashes.
So as the weather has him beat,
The optimistic ice cream man retreats.
And starts his engine and drives away
Perhaps to return on a sunnier day.
Despite the bad spring weather the other day an ice cream man drove into our street and for a few minutes over the rain all that could be heard was the chimes of his van, summoning one and all to buy ice cream regardless of the weather ! Needless to say he drove away empty-handed.