I revised this poem since putting it up in FREE VERSE REVOLUTION. I’m Still not certain it is finished. Is any poem?
What Mother Needs: Time to Heal
We are all one kind, one child
in the eyes of our wondrous Mother.
Our Mother’s lungs are shared by all;
we all breathe the same air.
Our tears, her rain.
Every cry of a newborn,
recorded on her fabric.
Every gun, shot in fear,
rips through our Mother,
her flesh, her bones, her breath,
and into dark matter out of sight.
Apprehension, the basis of all injury,
creates separation, isolation, animosity.
We are not alone in love.
Love heals torn limbs reaching for embrace.
Love constructs not just our soul,
but the soul of our Mother.
Distain and reverence cannot reside
in the same house.
Despair not. Despise not.
Love those that fear and hate.
This is the great challenge
It is our choice –
In fact, the most important choice,
to cherish with all our heart
regardless of fear of harm,
which is dread of separation and isolation
from our Mother, who supports each of us.
Forgive and hold dear the loveless;
Mother teaches charity and integrity
Even in storms and floods.
This is our choice,
to adore and revere with all our being.
Those who love without abandon
heal all, even our Mother.
©Barbara Leonhard, extraordinarysunshineweaver.blog
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Thank you, Elaine! 💐