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Mother Land Cry

My love for you became ephemeral
My eyes now moist with tears
The flowers on gardens-are dry now
The annihilation i cannot face

I scream for peace and joy among my people
They paid keen attention-I wish
The guns-the murders- i heard their cries
Their lives stood on melting ice

My people fight my people
Who put labels on their faces
The racism, the sexism 
Hiding under party hats

Now i'm tired
Should i sleep, or should i die
I pray that god brings solace to my heart
So i can survive, the plight of my land

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016

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Date: 3/12/2016 10:19:00 PM
Rodwell, Welcome to Poetry Soup. It will be a delight to read and become familiar with your poems in the future. As for now, I will greet you with the same smile others passed when I first joined the soup. Wishing you and your poetry the best. I hope you get to meet all the nice poets around here STARTING with me- SKAT :-) Please drop a hello and tell me a little about yourself if you wish. I would like to be your newest poetry soup "FRIEND" Hugs* SKAT
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Date: 3/7/2016 12:14:00 AM
Powerful poem, Rodwell...Linda
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Rodwell Gibbons
Date: 3/7/2016 6:57:00 PM
Thank you linda, thank u very much
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Rodwell Gibbons
Date: 3/7/2016 4:51:00 PM
Thank you linda, thank u very much
Date: 3/6/2016 9:13:00 PM
Keep writing Rodwell and welcome to this peaceful and loving new community. Good work...Charlie
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Rodwell Gibbons
Date: 3/6/2016 9:41:00 PM
Thank you very much charlie, i will continue to strive and keep up my good work. Its a pleasure being here so far, and i cant believe persons like the poem, im greatful, thank you very much.