Once I was back home, I remained deeply touched by the severe drought that I encountered in Garies. It prompted me to write the following poem, titled Dry Bed (by Miekie).
Yesterday I went to Garies
where they seem to have no worries
where they seem to have no earthly care
where people are happy everywhere
But then they looked towards the sky
and kept their gazes fixed on high
for they had had no rain this year
and drought has gripped their hearts with fear
When you open the tap and water comes out
remember the source of this wet spout
and that the river that snakes across the land
has to make its way to this arid sand
So turn off the tap and don’t let it flow
it isn’t an endless stream, you know
Consider the people in the Karoo
and think twice about the things that you do
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Jy kan Kom Ons Teken en Verf Tuinstories hier koop.
Jy kan Kom Ons Kleur Tuinstories In hier koop.
Jy kan Tuinstories hier koop.
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