Hey Rain! A blessing though we call you
You bring not the same cheer every time
Why behave so madly time and again
True, you arrive with soothing relief
When the earth is all dried up and parched
With its creatures desperate and famished
Praying God for mercy all day and night.
Then you descend from the heaven above
Like a shower of nectar sprinkled all over
Reviving life in the dying landscape
By providing it with the timely succour.
But this bonhomie does not last long
As you shed off your sweet countenance
And turn to be deadly hostile
Unleashing the fury of a callous marauder.
And start unleashing havoc all around
Right from the hills to the deep valleys
Down the fields damaging rich crops
Ravaging human habitations with thick populace .
With thunderous cloudburst and wild torrents
Blocking highways with frequent landslides
Collapsing houses burying people alive.
Trees, men, animals being drowned
And carried away by monstrous waters
Vehicles with passengers swept away
Instead of reaching their destined places.
All this arrogant show of power
Is to be condemned and sorely despised
Hence, please stop this dance of death
Destroying the peace and life on the earth.
Enough of all frightening sessions
Now put an end to this horrid nightmare
And let normalcy resume its place
To repair and rebuild the huge damage.
Else who will ever welcome you again
In this ravaged and lifeless land?
If no one is left alive to survive?