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Dry Grass

Updated on June 18, 2014
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All of us go through periods of dryness. These are times when we are like dry grass, nourished by mutual support, listening ears and prayer.

Chevelle-Emotional Drought

How do you cope with emotional drought?

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Grass,
Dry,
Blades parched,
Roots withered,
Lack life-giving rain
That turns them to a verdant green


Grass
Tries
To reach
For the rain
That drenches with love
And cares that let's blades stand upright


Grass
Still
Rustles
In the wind
Brown blades that listen
To other brown blades gaunt and dry


Grass
Leans
Against
Others parched
Allow shriveled blades
To rest their frayed and withered souls


Brown
Blades
Turn green
As they droop
Bowing with God's breath
Wind that colors them with green life.

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Coping with pain and loss

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    • midget38 profile imageAUTHOR

      Michelle Liew 

      4 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks, Travmaj!

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      travmaj 

      4 years ago from australia

      Lovely Michelle and food for thought. To be honest I'm not great at coping with dry spells. Waiting for the refreshing rain. Thanks for the reminder. Voting

    • midget38 profile imageAUTHOR

      Michelle Liew 

      4 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks, Jamie!

    • midget38 profile imageAUTHOR

      Michelle Liew 

      4 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks, Rasma!

    • midget38 profile imageAUTHOR

      Michelle Liew 

      4 years ago from Singapore

      That's right, Chitra!!

    • midget38 profile imageAUTHOR

      Michelle Liew 

      4 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks, Linda! We'll said!!

    • midget38 profile imageAUTHOR

      Michelle Liew 

      4 years ago from Singapore

      That's right, Mary!

    • midget38 profile imageAUTHOR

      Michelle Liew 

      4 years ago from Singapore

      A pleasure, Blossom!

    • midget38 profile imageAUTHOR

      Michelle Liew 

      4 years ago from Singapore

      It's great to feel that way, Bill!

    • midget38 profile imageAUTHOR

      Michelle Liew 

      4 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks, Devika!

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Lovely poem and such good images and metaphors. It's something that seems to happen periodically to everyone and I love the way you have written about it and the advice on how to overcome it, too. God bless you.

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      Mary Hyatt 

      4 years ago from Florida

      I think everyone goes through a "dry spell" every now and then. We just can't allow ourselves to remain this way!

      We have to take positive action to get back on the right track.

      Voted UP.

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      Linda Crist 

      4 years ago from Central Virginia

      I love this poem. We all go through these periods of dryness but thankfully the nurturing rain does eventually come and feed our souls. Voted up and awesome.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Such a nice poem! I like the way you associated the emotions with suggestive pictures.

      A supportive family is a great help to cope with such situations. Prayers give you strength and hope that everything will be fine. Because just as the good days do not remain always, even the bad days will pass soon.

      Nice hub! Voted up!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      I stay positive and keep the faith. Go for long nature walks. Passing this on.

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 

      4 years ago from Reno NV

      I try to go on as many long hikes as possible. Great hub! Jamie

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      Marvin Parke 

      4 years ago from Jamaica

      I take in 33 slow long breathes

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      Bill Holland 

      4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      A lovely metaphor, Michelle. Emotional dry periods? I don't think I have them any longer, not since I resurrected almost eight years ago. :)

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      Devika Primić 

      4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      I try to be positive and do what I enjoy best great thoughts here.

    • midget38 profile imageAUTHOR

      Michelle Liew 

      4 years ago from Singapore

      How do you cope in emotionally dry periods?

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