Rain Dance

Living through a drought

Hoping for rain

Even a quick sprinkling would be welcome

Though no substitute for the needed downpour

Not enough, over too soon

The land is left still parched

Crops wither and die

I try to cry out to the universe

But my voice has dried up too

and my screams, mere dust, fall to the ground


I’d do a rain dance

But I’m no dancer

And I lack grace

I might offend

Then even the sprinkles

might cease

~Melanie Thomason


Filed under Poetry

11 responses to “Rain Dance

  1. Great poem. Beautifully said. Now start dancing…the rain will come.

  2. Hope you have a magical ☆ new year, Melanie. Smiles, Robin 🙂

  3. Yes I think you need a rain dance! I’m not sure if that requires stomping but you sure can give it a shot! Rain please at Melanie’s house!

  4. As long as your intention is for rain, the dance will be beautiful.
    Happy New Year, Melanie. 🙂

  5. Ok..I am officially liking this one again!

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