storm warning…

there is
a gathering storm
over all humanity
with winds
as cold
as death
but
when the rains
do not
come
the fields
will become ash …like
kisses blown from open graves
from those
who dared to warn
when the rains
do not
come
people
will call out to god
in voices not heard in years
prayers
for forgiveness
when the rains
do not
come
warriors
will march with swords drawn
into lands with liquid life
to steal
another’s breath
when the rains
do not
come
water
will be free traded
for the lives of young children
no price
too high to pay
when
the rains
do not
come

 

12 thoughts on “storm warning…

  1. some people say that water will be more valuable than oil one day..and in some countries it already is…though you take it as a metaphor here..gave me chills, wondering where we’re heading..

  2. Whether it is oil now or water in the future this is what will happen – brilliant poem Charles – love the repetition and the bleakness – humans are incredible stupid for what is supposed to be the top species.

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