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My mother, my earth.

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My mother, my earth.

Into the light I see,
with rays in clouds and warmth in me.
Brittle is the air around,
no voice is there, nor sweeter sound.

Within my scars and broken back,
there are my kin, there love I lack.
The oceans turn, therefore I weep,
Is it truly my tears to keep?

Now the mountains begin to fall,
like sand and dust to death they call.
I hear my children bleed and cry,
there bellies thirst and almost dry.

Some will seat and eat there fill,
"lets help them now, so now we will!
His mother would find pride within,
a pretty thing this life of sin.

Alas, my days are almost through,
my breath, my flesh and heart is too.
Let this be my final song,
for war alone is for the strong.

Into the night I see,
is there still love left for me?

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  1. Date: 11/30/2008 4:55:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poem making Round One of the PSoup poetry contest! Wishing you all the best in the finals and have a Happy Holiday season. Peace always, John

  1. Date: 11/11/2008 9:06:00 AM
    Congrats on making it through to the first round! Good luck in the finals! Love, Shar

  1. Date: 11/3/2008 7:28:00 AM
    I really enjoyed this poems imagery. It is beautifully written. 1 South African to another, congratulations on making it through to the semis and best of luck

  1. Date: 11/2/2008 2:59:00 PM
    Lets hope our dear mother never has to die and that humankind will learn how to care for her ... great write here, Bellantony!! Congratulations on being a "first round survivor" and best wishes to you!

  1. Date: 11/1/2008 5:01:00 PM
    Bellantony - Congrats on your poetry making it through to the next round – Great Job & God Bless

  1. Date: 10/28/2008 9:26:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry making it through the first round. Good luck in the finals. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/27/2008 10:32:00 PM
    Congrats on your amazing poem making the semi-finals and best of luck in the finals!!! Love Light Truth Patricia

  1. Date: 10/4/2008 10:27:00 AM
    Congratulations of being featured this week. This is a very wonderful poem. I like the rhyming pattern and the message. Great job! ~Joseph

  1. Date: 10/4/2008 6:10:00 AM
    Congratulations on your excellent poetry being featured this week. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/2/2008 10:52:00 AM
    Congrats on being featured Bellantony. This poem is more than beautiful. It goes straight to the heart. "No voice is there, nor sweeter sound..." is my favorite line. I love the gifts of Mother Earth and this line is a perfect description of what I hear with my heart when I am listening to the trees and the wind. Awesome write! love, Karen

  1. Date: 9/24/2008 9:13:00 AM
    Congratulations Bellantony on the featuring of your poem, "My Mother, My Earth." Vince

  1. Date: 9/22/2008 6:48:00 AM
    Congratulations Bellantony on your wonderful poetry being featured this week. Love, Shar