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Let's All Sing a Song

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LindsayP
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0 posted 04-01-2008 08:19 PM       View Profile for LindsayP   Email LindsayP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for LindsayP


            Let’s All Sing a Song

Let’s all sing a song, I heard somebody shout
And give thanks for the rain that’s so long overdue,
For many years now the land has been locked in drought,
For there‘s not been a thing that anyone could do.

For nature has a habit of running full its course
And most times things turn out okay in the end,
I know there are times when we’re filled up with remorse
And some help to nature we would like to extend.

It has been several years that the drought’s been at hand
And spread her talons o’er the mountains and plain,
Both water and stock feed have both been in demand
The whole population has good cause to complain.

Every week the storm clouds build up in the West
And fervent hope for a break is everyone’s prayer,
But the clouds drift away over the distant range’s crest
And the whole landscape still remains dried out & bare.

Then one day the storm clouds spread out inky black
And a cold wind swings around to face the West,
Jagged lightning now explodes in a giant thunder crack
And hope for that break rises high in every breast.

Then over hill and valley and across the rolling plain,
The thunder growls a warning, the lightning spreads its arm
Slowly there’s a pit- a- pat , oh will it be a decent rain,
Or like so many times in the past, will it be a false alarm.

The rain is falling heavier now in a surging sheet of water,
It fills the creeks & bends the boughs & washes clean the dust,
The cracks fill up and soon there’s mud in every quarter,
Now after waiting months for rain the cropping now’s a must.

It’s not only farmers but the whole population rejoice
And everyone’s invited to join the happy throng,
At parties people celebrate and then you hear a voice,
Ringing out, loud and clear, let’s all sing a song.
© Copyright 2008 Lindsay P Wilson - All Rights Reserved
Seoulair
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since 03-27-2008
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1 posted 04-01-2008 08:53 PM       View Profile for Seoulair   Email Seoulair   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seoulair

wonderful. what a happy ending. And gone the danger of the wild fire.
Enjoyed the read.
Roniece Dawson-Bruce
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Sydney, Australia


2 posted 04-01-2008 09:17 PM       View Profile for Roniece Dawson-Bruce   Email Roniece Dawson-Bruce   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Roniece Dawson-Bruce

I'll gladly sing with you Lindsay...   lovely gifting... love RDB

Be kind at heart....for everyone you meet has their own battle to fight.........

WindWalker
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3 posted 04-01-2008 09:25 PM       View Profile for WindWalker   Email WindWalker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for WindWalker

I like this one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Robert E. Jordan
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since 01-25-2008
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LindsayP,

It seems that Australia often has very serious droughts.  The last time I worked there, I suppose about fifteen years ago, I watched Australia burn.

Don’t worry.  The rain will come, hopefully in time.

It’s still a great country, and continent.  I’d like to see it again sometime, but probably never will.

Bobby
Marchmadness
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5 posted 04-01-2008 10:49 PM       View Profile for Marchmadness   Email Marchmadness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marchmadness

Very enjoyable, LP.
Wishing you rain.
                   Ida
HopeS
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6 posted 04-02-2008 12:42 AM       View Profile for HopeS   Email HopeS   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit HopeS's Home Page   View IP for HopeS

We got the much needed downpour on Monday


Hope
effjayel
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At the Crossroads of Infinity


7 posted 04-02-2008 11:36 AM       View Profile for effjayel   Email effjayel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for effjayel

We have far too much rain hee Lindsay, if you can figure out how to do it, I'll gladly send you as much as you can handle!
simon
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love this as always but is there a song to sing so that it STOPS RAINING!!!
Margherita
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9 posted 04-02-2008 06:12 PM       View Profile for Margherita   Email Margherita   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Margherita

I join in the celebration of the much needed godsent rain!

You really made me long for rain with your captivating words. Here we have had enough, but just this evening I noticed the level of the Tiber was very low. We have now beautiful Spring weather.

Thank you dear Lindsay for this.

Love,
Margherita
Artic Wind
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Realm of Supernatural


10 posted 04-02-2008 07:15 PM       View Profile for Artic Wind   Email Artic Wind   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Artic Wind

Enjoyed the Write Lindsay!

ARCTIC WIND
LindsayP
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To my very good PIP friends Seoulair,

Roniece, Wind Walker, Bobby, Ida, Hope,

John, Simon, Margherita and Arctic Wind,

A very sincere thanks to you all and I only wish you could send us some rain but it's nice to know your thoughts are with us,

Thanks again.

Lindsay
Earl Brinkman
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12 posted 11-24-2010 04:55 AM       View Profile for Earl Brinkman   Email Earl Brinkman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Earl Brinkman

From my friends I have learned that a lot of Australia is arid.  I can understand the farmer`s frustration.
 
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