The Rains Came

Hundred Degree Heat

Sanity would reach its peak,

a hundred degree heat

for more than a week,

then a heavenly treat,

it had begun to rain at last,

humanity believed that the long

awaited rain would cool the passions,

bring out compassion,

so they gave all their trust,

and instead of dust,

there was now stifling humidity,

but no one would complain,

because at least the clean rain

could be gathered in receptacles and drunk,

their sorrows sunk,

and what ended within was the fear,

there was an air

of complete festivity everywhere.


Dry Season

It was during the dry season,

clarity was blurring again,

for no reason,


the fires started,

emotions turning,

buildings burning,

a pair of unfocussed blue eyes

looked beyond the flames,

which filled the air with smoke and cries,

as there was no shame,

the situation was rather seedy,

the people became so greedy,

always stealing, looting and killing,

that reality was thrilling,

and during the flames,

nothing really stayed the same,

but suddenly

the rains came,

heavy and with full force,

and it proved to be a significant source.

© 2011 Frank Atanacio

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Marlin 55 5 years ago from USA

Frank I voted this one up. I chose to read it because of the title and then I read it. You really come from a deep place with your poetry. I read it several times over. Good job Frank, I'm glad you came to hubpages.

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Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton Author

Thanks M-55

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lorettacounty 3 years ago from Lisbon Maine

They are both wonderful, but I must say "Dry Season" is amazing. Wonderful illustration.

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Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton Author

thank you loretta :)

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