We Needed The Rain Poem

We so  needed the rain.

We prayed for it.

I sat on the porch and watched it

hit the parched earth.

The grass had long ago turned dormant,

brown and dead

 

like the crops

like us

we prayed for the rain

for the farmer

 

and when it finally came

the trees looked happy

the droplets disappeared

and the ground was still dry

it takes a day for the water to finally run

in streams down the gulleys

becoming brown with the earth.

 

I sat with my cat

and noticed the rain this time

 

It is because we so needed the rain

that we played in it

that we felt as if

it had never rained before.