Thirsting for moisture

ground begs to quench.

Waiting patiently for rains

to soak and to drench.

Fields lying withered

dusty and dried.

Longing for refreshment

before they've all died.

Grasses once green

now yellowed and brown.

Lying in anticipation

for clouds to pour down.

Lakes and rivers

reduced to puddles and ponds.

Needing replenishment

before repair is beyond.

Streams and waterfalls

that ran with rapid flow.

Now trickle downward

scant and slow.

Like parched souls

yearning to be revived.

Drought affects life

as it struggles to survive.

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