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we the children and our mother's one body

December 4, 2019

PROMPT: One Home

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we the children of mother earth
hold her hand as we force the
smoke down her lungs, watching
(carbon dioxide, chlorofluorocarbons,
methane, ozone, nitrous oxide)
as she attempts at holding her breath.

she doesn't want to breathe, but
our sweet mother holds her tongue
and takes all the pain we lash 
at her, the whip of men on her
conscience every waking second.

bless her soul, the mother who
never sleeps, to care for her
feeble-minded, thick-headed
children who he holds near and
dear to her heart, their souls
joining her in the dance of 
leaves of grass, watching her from
their seats in heaven or their
chains in hell, always watching
as their mother strives forward.

her blood is clogged with 
microplastics, her lungs full
of greenhouse gases, eyes
clouded with the chemical
fog, pores clogged from
landfills, but there is only
so much that a mother can
take from her spoiled children.

so when the volcanoes erupt,
those are her screams of
agony.

when the tectonic plates shift,
those are her veins pulsing,
struggling to keep her moving. 

when ocean waters rush to shore
she is crying, pleading for her
children to help her clean the
mess that they painted onto 
her one body, her one body.

and when we reach for father mars
no one hears her lonesome cries 
at night, begging not to be abandoned
in the beaten, bruised state that we,
her children, her only children
have put her in.
walt whitman would be proud

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3 Comments
  • N.

    This is absolutely beautiful; your syntax and word choice make the piece poignant, and your research gives the piece power. Fantastic job.


    4 months ago
  • Anha

    walt whitman SHOULD be proud. this is phenomenal work. glad to have your talents back with us.


    4 months ago
  • weirdo

    this is amazing! i love how you took the concept of mother earth and expansed on it to make such a beautiful poem. yea, it really sucks that people have done this to the earth. i really hope more people will start to care enough to want to resolve this problem.


    4 months ago