this drought has had it’s share of death and stolen babes from suckle
this drought has taken all the strength and made the country buckle
when was the last time in our minds did we grumble of the rain
hated it for drowning crops wished it never came again
and now the storms of red dust fly and cover coast and sea
what’s left to yield the farmers cry to feed both you and me
the earth is turning strangely now a new age on the verge
will man survive evolve derive this natural wrath and surge
at last when gentle rains do fall a child’s first taste of bliss
reminds us of the joy we had we smile and reminisce
dancing in the mud soaked ground drenched right to the core
like a generation of our youth have never done before
so ban the plastic bottle and consider our predicament
without our precious water spared our life will be full spent!
I was a tad slow in discovering this stunning artist Nancy Coyle and especially her brilliant piece
“First Taste Of Rain ":http://www.redbubble.com/people/nancz/art/71619...
This image is so strong – as testified by the list of her comments and no doubt the magnitude of her views!
People NOT in country Australia (or other areas of the world where droughts destroy so much) just do not understand the intense despair of never seeing rain for over a decade!
It hit home to me when my children were more excited about going to a friends who had tank water & could still “use a sprinkler!” than to go to the movies! “The Sprinkler’s Back YAY!!!” was their excited cry!
When I saw this image these words filled my head (as they tend to do! lol)
Thank you Nancy for this capture of her first rain drink!
How precious it is!