Drought Audio
The flowers were in despair
For the rains had failed again
The animals were in despair
No water to drink anywhere;
And the people are desperate

The flowers are not blooming
The animals are not surviving
The crops are non-existent
And the children are dying

The world was despairing
Helpless, yet helping; such
Awful news; everywhere

The earth was in despair
Trying to catch the tears,
Of mothers crying
For without the rain
Tears was all it had
To nourish the flowers

My response to all the recent unpleasantness in the world and the growing catastrophe in the horn of Africa. 2012