Puffs of sooty looking
cotton loom overhead in angry swirls.
Swirls that soon will bring
much needed moisture to man and land.


A fan of sunrays
peek their way through
to show that this darkness
is but temporary.


Soon the rain
will cleanse this earth
making a strange smell of newness
as it washes away the dust.


Spider webs will look
as if the heavens
have sprinkled tiny diamonds
on the fragile design.


Plants and trees will stand taller
as the moisture surges
from their roots to the
tiny veins of nourishment.


Watch the droplets fall and splash
into the streams and lakes,
making ripples of


Somewhere, a rainbow
gives hope and knowledge
of a promise once long ago made.
We are renewed,
a continuance of life.

Patty Bancroft Roberts



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