Sunday, 2 October 2016

SHE NEEDED A DRINK



She needed a drink
She needed to quench this thirst
The bartenders were nowhere to be found
She had too many dependents
They all looked up to her for everything
The burden was much
But she never complained
She gave
She gave
She gave
She never complained
 She never spoke a word until today
 “I need a drink!” She croaked
Her throat was dry and sore
Her skin was dry and parched
She needed a drink badly
So she prayed
And she waited
Oh! She waited!
A drink for one…or maybe for all
A drink for a minute…or maybe an hour
So, she looked up
She knew they would show up
They always did!
And there they were
As dark as they could possibly be
They were heavy and so beautiful
She could sense the intimacy
It was powerful
They reached out and grabbed each other's hands
They were all so in-love
The bartenders appeared
A perfect sight
They hugged
They kissed
They cried
Tears of joy
The great reunion
She knew her prayers had been answered
She closed her eyes and savored every drop
She opened her pores
She took it all in
The sweet liquid flooded her senses
Oh! What a relief!
Mama Earth was glad once again
She asked
She prayed
And now she drank
The rain washed her thirst away
Mama Earth drank
Yes! She drank!
Drunk and happy she was




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