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Beyond those tracks

The introverts are travelling backwards
On their rails of familiarity
The rat racers are zooming towards
The elusive deadline
The money man rubs his hands
Prints more hardship currency
Children crying for attention
Feebly hold up mirrors
Mother Nature sighs and trembles
Under a cancerous human growth
Still she paints the mornings
In colours of her hope


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The mountain in the distant background is called ‘Mother Mountain’ Gulaga, sacred to the Yuin people. You can make out an aboriginal woman lying on her back.(her forehead, nose, chin, breasts, belly) find her in the right half of the mt ridge


  • Lisa  Jewell
    Lisa Jewellover 4 years ago

    So wonderfully inspiring
    You words will not fall on deaf ears…
    I have to take more time to kiss mother nature.

  • thank you Lisa, she needs all the kisses she can get!

    – evitaoz

  • Vasile Stan
    Vasile Stanover 4 years ago

    This is almost beyond words, a beautifully expressed quintessence dwelling between art and philosophy. You must live your writings to be able to say so much in so few words.
    Kudos Evita.

  • oh wow, what a compliment. thank you so much

    – evitaoz

  • JaneCSolomon
    JaneCSolomonover 4 years ago

    Very special Evita. x

  • x right back and thank you jane

    – evitaoz

  • BiographyofRed8
    BiographyofRed8over 4 years ago

    beautiful and stunning are both these, the picture and the poem

  • so kind red, thank you

    – evitaoz

  • Trenchtownrock
    Trenchtownrockover 4 years ago

    This is wonderful..the rat race..I need a rest myself from the all the bullshit..this is calm and I love your image.

  • as long as you are not resting from poetry! thanks chris

    – evitaoz

  • Michael Eyssens
    Michael Eyssensover 4 years ago

    Love your words

  • appreciate your comment, thank you michael

    – evitaoz

  • Tony Wilder
    Tony Wilderover 4 years ago

    Beautiful and true:
    Mother Nature sighs and trembles
    Under a cancerous human growth
    Great Write

  • I seem to hear her loud and strong tony. spread the word and thank you

    – evitaoz

  • SilentScreamer
    SilentScreamerover 4 years ago

    Too true… how sad! Well written!

  • uncleblack
    uncleblackover 4 years ago

    lovely.true. we’re trying our best to ruin it, but we are not bigger than nature.

  • thank you so much uncle. we just need to slow down and look, really look

    – evitaoz

  • mikequigley
    mikequigleyover 4 years ago

    great verse – mq

  • thank you mike, glad you liked it

    – evitaoz

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