Friday, September 30, 2016

A soft rain

After Hebrews 11:7 and Genesis 6:5-22

A soft rain
tasted by dry ground
welcome for the life
it promises and brings

a little harder now
a good rain, solid
quenching the dryness of the land

more rain then
wary eyes glance toward skies
wondering, waiting
its passing

rain unstopping
creeks rising, rivers
shaking off their banks

soon the running
to the fool in the boat
finding doors shut
gangways pulled up
hearing the cacophony
of animal sounds within

clinging to the tops of trees
water still rising
violence answering

the first creaks
as the boat shifts
from its platform
the groaning and cries
the drowning
the calls, the shouts
the cries pleading upon
ears hurting

stop help open please
sodden voice begging

the boat shifts again
breaks loose, floats
as the rain hardens,
skies falling

Photograph by George Hodan via Public Domain Pictures. Used with permission.

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