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Drought

We pray good times will come again,
As we sit and beg for rain,
We pray good times will soon draw nigh
As we dry the tears we cry,
And watch our livestock die.

I am tired of singing the same old song
This drought has lasted way too long
Ten years now it has been
Since decent rain we have seen
As storm clouds gather on the coasts
Flooding rivers, roads and signposts
We wait hoping, praying for a bit
Those coastal towns are always hit

We pray good times will come again,
As we sit and beg for rain,
We pray good times will soon draw nigh
As we dry the tears we cry,
And watch our livestock die.

We save and skimp and stand our ground
Praying for that magic sound 
Of raindrops hitting thirsty earth,
Filling dams, creating rebirth
When the rains fall far away
Flooding waters speed our way
Drowning livestock, stealing fences
Removing soil, causing dam breaches 

We pray good times will come again,
As we sit and beg for rain,
We pray good times will soon draw nigh
As we dry the tears we cry,
And watch our livestock die.

Life on the land is tough, they say
Yet we are tougher still, we pray
Not often do we take a stand
But now we need your helping hand
Livestock and men are dying here
Women weep for all they hold dear
The time has come we cannot wait
Depression is looming at our gate

We pray good times will come again,
As we sit and beg for rain,
We pray good times will soon draw nigh
As we dry the tears we cry,
And watch our men folk die.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014




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Date: 3/6/2014 1:21:00 AM
With the repeating verses, this would make a good song if it had an accompanying melody. I hope things are not as bad as you have described them here.
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Huberta van Akkeren
Date: 3/6/2014 1:28:00 AM
Hi Robert, thing are probably worse than i describe them in the areas that are badly affected...suicide rates are very high...it is very sad. As for the song...it would take someone MUCH more talented than i...as i lack any and every musical talent...cheers
Date: 3/3/2014 8:46:00 AM
very heart felt, the droughts have hit hard in many parts of the nation, I will continue to pray as I know God is good and the rain will fall, never lose hope! enjoyed reading and thanks for sharing. Blessings to you, Stacey
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Huberta van Akkeren
Date: 3/3/2014 8:54:00 PM
Thank you for your heartfelt response. There is a lot of unseen suffering going on in those drought afflicted areas...they need all the help and prayers they can get. God bless...Huberta