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Matricide/Mother Earth

I have come to accept the possibility
that I, myself, may be partially to blame       (my compost pile of shame)   

that I may have stroked the very wheel         (unable to feel)
that, set in motion, is the cause of
so much pain                                             (unsheltered in the rain)

Silently suffering through endless winters      (embers, cinders)
without anticipation of Spring                       (hope an ethereal thing)
blind to Mother Earth's gifts                         (tenuous unfelt shifts)
the colors, the scents of her blossoms          (habitually playing possum)
deaf to the melodies of the birds                 (knowledge lost, language
as they sing

She calls to me but my barriers are thick      (mentally stunted, physically sick)
densely scarred and wounded                        (as I am, to the quick)

As the sludge chokes the seabirds               (screaming their lost words)
and the fishes                                           (murdering Piscean wishes)
as Her forests are cleared by those
both greedy and vicious
I feel Mother Earth tremble                          (demons assemble)
beneath my feet
hear Her sigh as I place a hesitant finger     (shaking, letting it linger)
on Her weakened pulse
thready and irregular
We are killing Her, Mother Earth,
mother of us all, matricide                          (no longer can we hide)
listen, listen to Her heartbeat...

I may have stroked the very wheel...        

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  1. Date: 8/12/2010 10:38:00 AM
    Congratulations Danielle on your win in S K A T 's contest "Oil Spilled Out Anger ". Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/12/2010 8:17:00 AM
    Congrats Danielle on your winning poem in Irma's contest with this exceptional write and win today. .enjoy another sweet victory my friend.. and good luck in judging your own Monorhyme contest..with luv..

  1. Date: 7/20/2010 8:41:00 PM

  1. Date: 6/23/2010 6:45:00 PM
    great slam lady thanks for the blog comment!

  1. Date: 6/6/2010 12:17:00 PM
    Excellent! BAM- BAM- Slam to the greedy man! Great job, and all so true. Yet, we are all guilty in our own (smallest?) ways.

  1. Date: 6/6/2010 2:11:00 AM
    Nice Poem on Mother Earth and Nature, we have got to protect.... regards suresh