DARK CLOUDS

Dark clouds rolled in

marring the smooth blue of the sky

the breeze held its breath

the birds were quiet, with nary a sigh.

Will this be the day

when the rains come

to soothe the parched earth

long denied this balm.

Dust swirled about

mocking the awakened hope

as scars traced the land

proclaiming Dry Spell’s work.

__________

I wrote this piece following the prompts from 20 Lines or Less:  smooth, soothe, work, dark.

Advertisements

9 comments

    • Thanks, Janna. I just red how much rain is needed in the drought affected areas to reverse the effect of drought – 9-15 inches of rain over a month. I pray they get it.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s