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Life Saving Rain

Life Saving Rain

Life saving rain, drops splattering about
Indians in drought sought it with a dance.
Falling on tin roof, water from a spout
Every dripping hymn, giving sleeping trance.

Saving crops, the farmers to it give prayers
And seeds awaiting blooming sweet relief.
Vast seas depending upon rain's showers
Inca priests killed for it, in deep belief.

Now we know, rain often heavenly sent
God washes this flower garden he built.
Rain renews, as its dear gifts are soil-spent 
And we blithely pollute it with no guilt.

Indians honored their rain-god with glee
Not ignoring that gift, like you and me!


12-22-2015

Acrostic sonnet, (LIFE SAVING RAIN)
Perfect tens, perfect 100 words, rhyming 
acrostic sonnet.

Syllables Per Line:	
10 10 10 10 0 10 10 10 10 0 10 10 10 10 0 10 10
Total # Syllables:	140
Total # Lines:	17  (Including empty lines)
Words with (syllables) counted programmatically:	 
Total # Words:	100

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Date: 12/25/2015 2:41:00 PM
What a lovely piece of work! Well Penned Robert!! I enjoyed it very much! Merry Christmas to you and your family, Love, The Blue Poet! :)
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Date: 12/25/2015 1:38:00 AM
Astonishing sonnet!!! Congratulations!!! Well-deserved :)
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Date: 12/24/2015 9:28:00 AM
Robert excellent win! Congratulations!
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Date: 12/24/2015 2:48:00 AM
I have always treasured rain growing up in southern California in the heat and smog. It is indeed a heavenly gift. Your tribute is a lesson in appreciation Robert. Excellent! Congratulations on your win! #7
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Date: 12/24/2015 2:15:00 AM
ROBERT, Congratulations on your wonderful Rain win. Have yourself a Blessed Christmas and Happy New Years. Smiles & Joy **SKAT**
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Date: 12/24/2015 2:09:00 AM
Robert, amazing what you did here, if we dont respect what we have, we are doomed to miss-use it! A7
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Date: 12/24/2015 1:56:00 AM
Congrats on ur awesome win with this lovely write Robert!
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Date: 12/23/2015 6:42:00 PM
Oh Robert, just to mention that word rain, we have nearly forgotton what it is like to have rain, we haven't even had half our quota this year, everything is very dry which means this summer we will have so many fires, so we brace ourselves, getting back to the poem it is a beautiful poem as they all are, take care my friend............Vera
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Date: 12/23/2015 4:32:00 PM
Very nice Sonnet, Robert. Yes, rain is life- saving for sure, and you have imaged that in your poem so well. Congrats on your fine win. Sandra
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Date: 12/23/2015 12:35:00 AM
Merry Christmas Robert... I can relate to your topic in this sonnet well Robert. Spent time in a ten year drought and it was heartbreaking - Lindsay
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Robert Lindley
Date: 12/23/2015 11:04:00 AM
Thanks Lindsay, Merry Christmas to you and yours! Ten years! I am 61 and most we ever endured here was a three year one back in mid-70's. Was only severely bad in the third year.
Date: 12/22/2015 7:39:00 PM
Robert, you've covered a lot of ground with this one. BEE U TEE FULL...A saver! I love the honor you bestow upon Native Americans.
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Robert Lindley
Date: 12/23/2015 10:58:00 AM
Thanks Lin.. My maternal grandfather was full bloodied Native American and I was taught very, very much about our heritage.
Date: 12/22/2015 7:27:00 PM
Great sonnet, with a great teaching content! Nicole
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Robert Lindley
Date: 12/23/2015 10:56:00 AM
Thanks much.. I do sonnets with extra care my friend..