Wednesday, November 23, 2016

"Hope and Despair" by Sierra July, Frequent Contributor


Hope and Despair
Sierra July

During storms rain puddled
Filling ditches, far off lakes
Leaving everyone muddled
Over why, for their sakes
No drops collected, cuddled
In their cracked palms after quakes


Poet's Notes: This one is sort of like a prequel to "Living Fountain," my poem previously published in June http://eretzsongs.blogspot.com/2016/06/living-fountain-by-sierra-july-frequent.html. People are waiting for water after a disaster and the rain is always passing them by to fall somewhere it isn't needed.  It would be a completely tragic piece if not for knowing that the Living Fountain girl is likely on her way. All in all, it's a tale of hope in the face of despair, thus the title.

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