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Send Down The Rain

Poem: Send Down The Rain Bloated with Messiah Praiseas honour peers before him to lead!Eyes full of hunger —come embrace this drought off our lipsand swamp us in this wildernesson your period with heavy rushfrom your heart flow Ever since the wake of a new republicwe've been buried in the soil —sown in the field by vain toil ofhopeless hands ...

Poem: Send Down The Rain

Bloated with Messiah Praise
as honour peers before him to lead!
Eyes full of hunger
come embrace this drought off our lips
and swamp us in this wilderness
on your period with heavy rush
from your heart flow

Ever since the wake of a new republic
we've been buried in the soil —
sown in the field by vain toil of
hopeless hands without moral light
and political will to cast down
this dryness by sign of the rain

Send down the rain —
let it fall on these ridges of dreams
and rekindle strength in the thin flat blade
of the worn hoe of the labourers
and build us a river bed for the
people to dream bubbles of bloom
of blueberries falling in May

Let the day fall like a rain and
accompanied with a monsoon wind
bearing gifts of our plea for salvation —
steeping our thirst in the goodness
springing from the water-giving Rock

Of this hallowed cause
be your reign… as we send
down the rain!!!

The Poem: Rebel Written by Sreejita Kar

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