The poem describes a typical African thunderstorm, with all its intensity. In African society, rain is a blessing; everything loves the approach of rain, not just children. It is good for the crops and the animals, as it increases the harvest.
Rubadiri focuses on the negatives that the rain brings. For example a plague of locusts is never a good thing, at least for the crops
"Rumble, tremble, and crack Amidst the smell of fired smoke And the pelting march of the storm"
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