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reactive poem - Mother's Night


Mothers' Night
 
cascading shards
uneasy
echoes falling
"It's our calling."

Rape of Earth,
hot spurts of words
savage knives
Abiding Mothers,
sacred and mundane
twist into harridan
cold stars

wail, hurtling waves
Sad, old, crust of ages
sliced, screwed, carved up for profit
"It's not the color of the skin,
the culture of the smile"

the scent of danger,
the inborn stranger --
all excuses for Us (superior)
and Them (inferior)
"They are not like we;
but lower curs."
we may harm with unfettered glee

Cursed to be cut to our requirement.
Borders clear
"Here, fear fences in
our livelihood and wives."
Leave THEM to putrid pits
cunning jabs,
our pleasure.

Thus, all treasure that might regale,
heal, reveal true worth,
of man and Earth
sold for pittance of potash
to dance a weary jig

May 10, 2010
 
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First off, welcome to the board, Libramoon. And what a great screen name too.

Gaia's Gown is not a critique forum. For that feel free, if so inclined, to also post the poem in the Poetry Spectrum. But I sure am responding to this and on a gut level. Why? Because I can hear the earth herself in her twofold indignation and hurt. Oh yeah! This comes through all right.

Tere
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Thanks, Tere, for such a forthright welcome and response.

Peace,
libramoon
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Welcome, libramoon. Thank you for the poem.

Chris
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You are most welcome, Chris.
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