Mother and Father

Mother and Father

If I were the rain,
I would be less begrudging.
I’d teach Heaven how to beat
a rhythmical drum. I would
speak fluent and decisive electricity. I‘d strike up
a conversation with the wind
and babble with the trees and roofs. If I were the rain,
I’d hammer away as if I could play
the piano like Jerry Lee.
I’d fill large buckets. I’d gorge the streams.
I’d purge the skies with claps of thunder
If I were the rain. I’d be anxious to please.
I’d be the crescendo in a symphony choir.
I’d be mother and father to the land and seas.

Richard Rensberry
From The Wolf Pack Moon published by QuickTurtle Books®
Available in paperback from the Amazon Book Store

9 thoughts on “Mother and Father

  1. Opinionated Man April 28, 2016 / 4:40 pm

    Reblogged this on and commented:
    Check out Richard’s blog and his poetry! -OM
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    • ninja network March 17, 2016 / 10:07 am

      Thank u


  2. ninja network March 17, 2016 / 9:57 am

    Reblogged with love

    Liked by 2 people

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