Treasure Island

Marites C. Cayetano

(Philippines)

Rain (the farmer's plea)


Rain
can't you come at night
and gone by daylight?

Rain
can't you pour just enough
to make my peaches fresh and healthy?

Rain
can't you see
I have many children to raise?

Rain
my only hope
is a bountiful harvest.

Rain
can't you be my aid
and not my worry?

Rain
oh, rain
...I beg you.

Submitted: Friday, June 07, 2013
Edited: Thursday, August 01, 2013

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