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Mallee Rain

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Mallee Rain

A twisting whirly musters
Hard baked leaves and bark,
There’s another red sunset
Just before it’s dark.
The wilting wattles weep,
And plea ‘I can’t live on!’
The strong keep fighting drought,
The weak, soon dead and gone.

Wheat fields and their bounty,
Wither in the sun to die,
Red dust leaves forever,
Adding color to the sky.
A man who’s living heartache,
Is this economic pain.
Prays to the Lord and waits,
Then he can smell the rain.

An inch falls in the Mallee,
The Mallee don’t need much
To fill the pans and lowlands,
That yearns to feel the touch.
In the days that follow,
Hunger turns to green.
An inch here in the Mallee,
Enhances every scene.

Lightning dances in the sky
To the beat of thunders drum,
Heartbreak storm passes on,
The follow up don’t come.
But drifting from the west,
Clouds hide the sun away,
Land is cast with shadow,
The sky turns steely gray.

And rain falls in the Mallee,
The Mallee don’t need much
To fill the pans and lowlands,
That yearns to feel its touch.
In the days that follow,
Hunger turns to green.
Rain here in the Mallee,
Enhances every scene.

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  1. Date: 11/25/2009 9:48:00 AM
    I think I can smell the rain from here. Wonderful description. God Bless Phyl