~ Waiting Out the Dry ~

The prayers for rain keep the trees alive
Tears of anguish are hard to hide
Kick the dust and wait for clouds to break
stop please stop – they pass by – such heartache
The tantalizing sweetness is smelt on the air
What happened to Australia Fair?

When the rains do come as they surely will
Will the feed return? Are the seeds good still?
But we’ll get stuck in like our forefathers did
Providing the banks will stay their pound of flesh bid
Boots and all we’ll turn it round
And again raise a living from the ground

~ Waiting Out the Dry ~

adgray

Frankston, Australia

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My good friend Jan is posting a trilogy of photos about how the great Australian drought has effected land in her area when I saw this one about the worst of the drought I was shocked and this poem came forth.

If you want to know why Australia only has 20 odd million people – this is why! Most of the country looks like this of late! sure come on over and grab a plot of land – there is no water to truck in and none falls from the sky – Good Luck Mate!
We must stop wasting water WORLD WIDE or the earth will stay like this!

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