A wind came unusual in this sheltered hamlet
yet blew in with a vengeance
from where this chilling wind had descended
a mystery know where to hide
it seemed to get within them as if it was living
the effect so unforgiving!
Never warm the air now thick still engulfing
every living creature and plant
withering as each one stood helplessly by
beyond comprehension it ruled
were slaves totally helpless in its action
no way to make our extraction!
Like a plague changing from lush green
grass with fertile soil and crops
to a dried shrivelled and barren land
and death was soon to follow
from the valley to the distant hilltop
life came to a complete stop!
Those who survived numbered but a few
never gave up hope the wind
and pestilence would one day be smitten
for them the day never came
for centuries it spread devastating earth
before mankind’s rebirth!
Then from the sky of constant darkness
it began to slowly clear
and the long forgotten sun shone through
and the decimated wilderness
no more bombarded by this pervasive
wind life sucking and erosive!
As it came it went and life began anew!
The Foureyed Poet.