Cycles

April 13, 2011
By emaureenm BRONZE, Benton Harbor, Michigan
emaureenm BRONZE, Benton Harbor, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
All men must die, but for every man his death is an accident and, even if he knows it and consents to it, an unjustifiable violation. - J. R. R. Tolkien


The land is dry and arid,
A barren, empty plain,
A wasteland no man enters,
If only to suffer pain.

But once every few decades,
A raindrop falls to the ground.
Sometimes the rain evaporates,
And sometimes it pours back down.

And when the cool, life giving rain
Seeps slowly into the soil,
Plants and flowers begin to their lives
And the ferns slowly uncoil.

But with the passing of the loving rain
Comes and ending much expected
The flowers wither and die off
And the land is dry and arid.

The author's comments:
I suppose this poem has two meanings, to me. At first glance, it is merely talking about how rain brings life to barren land. On the other hand, when it is studied, it tells of the cycle of life. Birth, life, death and repeat.

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