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Footprints

Today I started on some steps
To the cacti garden up they’ll go
Stood back surveyed the three I’d built
And thought my afternoon well spent

Next morning once again I went
To build another three
And in the concrete there I spied
Little bird prints oh dear me

Just like naughty children they
Had hopped across the step
Leaving little foot prints
Everywhere they went

But I am not that bothered
They look quite nice you see
Reminders why we live here
Our fun and nature are free

So I have just rewarded them
A brand new Water Bar
Nice shallow dish to bathe in
Have I gone to far?

(c) M D Bosc

Oh Oh The Rain

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Oh oh the rain is here again I ache when it’s around
Nights spent listening to its gentle fall
Or hammering pounding on roof as if from Thor
Watering plants who drink their fill
Puddles left where you walk making for new paths
Oh oh the rain.

In valleys mist shrouds all
Landscape looks like a foreign country
Scenes change as clouds drift
Rivers swell and swiftly flow past field and village
Cliffs become unstable landslides occur
Oh oh the rain

In a land where the sun always shines
Rain is welcomed a gentle cooling relief from the heat
But it continues reservoirs once empty fill
Dry rivers slowly start to fill
The dams are full some overspill
Oh oh the rain

But look around at what you see
Trees in fruit or flower be
Fields of flowers colours spread
The bees their yellow pollen bags full
As home to make their honey flew
Oh oh the rain

No ark is needed here today
Toads and frogs come out to play
Olives trees turning cream as of their oil we dream
The almond trees are bearing nuts
Rain at night sun by day this is just the perfect way
For rain oh rain to come our way

©Michael Douglas Bosc

 

Making Water

It’s grey again today won’t this weather ever go away
This moan we hear from people each day
Be careful or you will moan your self away
Water is precious and clouds are grey
So why do we wish the clouds away

Others live where there is none all they have is lots of sun
Here they look to the sky each day asking for rain to come their way
To water crops so they may grow make harvests from the seeds we sow
Clouds pass overhead again but never is there a sign of rain
The land is dry as dry can be, please oh please some rain for me

So now we turn in desperation to machines that make water in dry situations  Desperate for water as people are only for war these systems are used
Beyond our reach for the cost is large people can only wish for one
Governments use them on battle fields everyday to water their people in this way
So why not send them where drought is bad make water for them they would be glad

Oh clouds of grey up in the sky please drop your water as you sail by
Make flowers grow cool down our land our crops water as you can
We won’t ever moan again about the grey clouds or the rain
Sun is fine but we need you more so please without you life will be no more

(c) Michael Douglas Bosc

Save Our World

My eyes see ice floes on their march to the sea
My mind probes them to see if they are free
Great chunks of ice falling into the sea
Oh what is happening my world to thee

Too many people there are here
Like dinosaurs we are I fear
Pumping pollution into the atmosphere
All in the name of progress

Big business could help if they wanted to
Governments do but they tax me and you
Is the information we are given true
Or are we paying for others greed

Forests are being destroyed day by day
Only a few replanted they say
Life is being blown away
In the name of profits and humanity they say

People need to grow food to live
But sustainability is the byword we should heed
Trees and forests are needed now or water clouds will not form
The life on earth will not survive are we the dinosaurs of today

There are deserts out there we can claim plant with trees to make it rain
Or grow the food that’s needed now stop famine show the people how
To survive and live a life with homes and water that would be nice
But they would have to work and help that’s what survival is all about

It can be done it will work provided those who matter do not shirk
Responsibility for their fellow man or help with a family planning plan
Reducing the population for a while birth control is needed now
The Chinese people have showed us how they care for their future wow

Nothing is easy or simple or comes with an instruction card
But facing up to truth and facts is hard
To fight those who have a destruction plan who want to be the big ‘I Am’
Who do not listen when the world cries STOP!

Please do not give my world away help save us all lets start today
Look at the deserts for planting trees and growing food
More solar energy is the way and building with sustainable things
Oh God please give our planet wings and save it from the greed of men
(c)  Michael Douglas Bosc