No Worms Today

by Agnes Clarke

As the sun slides slowly behind dark clouds

The distant thunder rolls its warning clear

And lightning flashes with aplomb

Above ground baked hard in summer’s snare


As heavy raindrops fall impatiently in release

Coolness reigns over parched fields and trees smile in relief

Rivulets run in abandon lost in wonder “why” not seeped

They dry quickly as the sun from round the clouds does peep


While marauding crows lunge fearlessly in search of worms so rare

But sadly not this time dear souls of this the drought has taken care

Each engaged in squawking squabbles dark images fill the sky

Black wings swishing savagely their craving to satisfy


Shining black feathers and steely eyes that stare ahead in gloom

From barren land in unison arise black ghosts as from the tomb

Opponents no more, in flock retained, wings beating in retreat

To nest in trees their branches high, respite from endless heat

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Writers Bio

I am a retired housewife and grandmother of Jacob and Jesse

I have been writing poetry for quite a few years

I enjoy the challenge of creating my verse especially from pictures

I live in Lisburn N Ireland and have been married for 50 years

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