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Rain
by larry r linville

Monday, August 08, 2011
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Floods in the midwest and drought in the south. All seem to complain but nature does this every year.

 

 
Into each life the rain must fall
but it’s not always welcomed by all.
Righteous and unrighteous have wet sod
while they give credit or blame to God.
 
Some gather in churches to pray
for rain to come the next day
while others see water on their crop
and pray just as hard that it will stop.
 
Those out-of-banks rivers run very high
while those having drought still stay dry.
Both groups gripe and complain so loud
while some see the sun and others a cloud.
 
We build some dikes and we irrigate
and sometimes we just contemplate
but nature does the same old thing
that she does every summer and spring.
 
Another rain falls in every life
some rain of joy and some of strife.
It may come like a sudden shower
Some so gentle and some with power.
 
Complaining seems to change nothing.
We’re better if we just pray and sing
and make the best of what we face
and thank God for sustaining grace.
 

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Reviewed by Mr. Ed 8/10/2011
As a life-long nature watcher and wilderness trekker, I'd have to say that the droughts, floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, and heat waves are now getting worse, each year. Is it global warming? Did we actually cause this? I'm not sure, but I do know that our world is rapidly changing today, as shown in my sad post this morning - Where Have All The Glaciers Gone.

I now sadly believe that one future day, fresh water may be more valuable than gold.
Reviewed by Michelle Mead 8/8/2011
You are so right, Larry. I'm with Jerry. Every year we have the hot summer, cold winter, you would think people would have realized that by now, lol. Loved this.
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 8/8/2011
Oh thank you, thank you, Larry, I get so weary of the constant crying over the weather, and it is all manipulated and promoted by the cry-baby media. Yes, it is hot, it gets hot each year, and the south has druoughs. The news media has been manipulated into making news items and never delve into real which they ignore completely goes unreported like the racially influence beatings at the Wisconsin State Fair. Sorry for getting a bit political, but it was unavoidable.
Reviewed by Chip Bergeron 8/8/2011
I agree weith you Larry.....dometimes it's not the easiest thing to do...

Chip Bergeron
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 8/8/2011
Ur right, every year its the same, some are a bit worse, but normally the rain returns eventually where its been dry & likewise with the reverse...e
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