Protection

The poor, needy, oppressed
  thought of first
    defended by the powerful
      raised up and cared for
The psalmist prays for it
  sees it as the goal
    like the rain quenching
      dry earth
Encouraging growth
  connection with roots
    in the soil
      growing deep
Allowed to flourish
  not kept, taxed
    fined, burdened
      refused food or a place to sleep
Pray for the rain
  for those who seek
    silently to help
      while we forget
Dreaming the dreams 
  of our own
    protection
      forgotten prayers