Desert Curse

Desert Curse
sandstorms scrape sun from sky
bristle through stubborn sage
take revenge with searing fry
inflict on daily stage

surely God forsook this realm
ignoring its parched and thirsty state
immune to His children’s whelm
what justifies this heavenly hate

what happened to cause such ire
to subject the land this dreadful curse
to ignite it with unrelenting fire
turning Eden into flaming hearse

did we natives reject God’s decrees
did we question a too proud almighty
was it full rebellion or only slight degrees
perhaps, we preferred an Aphrodite

what could justify such living hell
how could a Divine wreak such rage
has He ignored every anguished yell
what kind of sin deserves this wage

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Written on August 09, 2023

Submitted by aerrol24 on August 09, 2023

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Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 704
Words 121
Stanzas 5
Stanza Lengths 5, 4, 4, 4, 4


Retired Air Force Contracting Officer and Division Chief and later a Finance Manager for Hughes Research Laboratories (Later known as HRL Laboratories in Malibu, California). Degree (Major English, Minor Philosophy). Masters in Business Administration. Former expert in Government Contracts and Government Accounting. Circumstances were that in my twenties I gave up ambition to write shortly after military service. Started writing again in my 70's when I wrote elegy for a friend Gary Schaffer who tragically died at the young age of 48. more…

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