Suffering and Beauty

Written for:  dVerse – “Rein ’em in!”  (posted by Lillian)

“We’re all ready to rein in Mother Nature….say whoa there…slow down!! Bring her to a stand still and let the sun shine, the winds calm to a gentle breeze and the ocean stop raging. Our hearts ache for those devastated by these recent weather-related disasters.

So the word(s) for today’s poetics: rain, rein, or reign. You must use one, two, or, if you’re feeling particularly adventurous with your pen today, all three of these words within the body of your poem. AND the additional caveat (added direction) is that your post must have a positive bent to it.”

If Mother Nature
deigns to rain
nothing can be done to stop her.

When a drought reigns
earth is cracked,
parched, water use limited.

We all fall victim
to whims of Mother Nature,
yet she has provided us with great beauty.

We need to rein in our anger,
dry our tears, and help
each other to survive the storms of life.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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9 Responses to Suffering and Beauty

  1. whimsygizmo says:

    Important truths here, for sure, Sara. 🙂


  2. I really like this poem! Well-written, concise, and profound.


  3. Still there are the seven years of plenty to fill our barns.

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  4. I like this, it demonstrates both power and beauty.


  5. Frank Hubeny says:

    Good alternative to complaining about what Mother Nature does in the last stanza.


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