Mother, June 8, 2010

Mother, bind up thy wounds
Heal thyself where we have injured you and let your blood to flow
Mother, shake off our meddling and gird thyself against us
who have misused and misspent your wealth
purely for our own greed and purpose.
And now find ourselves impotent in the face of the damage we have done.
Mother, sleep and return thyself to your glorious bounty
Not for our sakes but for the sake of thy children who have done your bidding since time immemorial. For those of thy children who swim and fly, run, walk and crawl in service only to you, for them Mother, rest now
And Mother, perhaps when you awaken again,
it will be without us.

on 6/9/10

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  • Trenchtownrock
    Trenchtownrockover 4 years ago

    lovin this straight to the heart write..this is my style..a bit of the earth mingling with the dead…

  • Thahk you T. These words are balm for my breaking heart. I wish so much that there were more that I could do.

    – Roy Allen Hunt

  • Rocky Loder
    Rocky Loderover 4 years ago

    so cool….

  • Thank you sir. I saw your write as well. Right on! Don’t worry about spelling and punctuation. As you probably have seen already, mine sucks. But, I put it where I think it ought to go. Keep putting it out and we’ll keep reading.

    – Roy Allen Hunt

  • Devalyn Marshall
    Devalyn Marshallover 4 years ago

    So deep, sad and beautiful! Wonderful writing!

  • Thank you so much for your understanding.

    – Roy Allen Hunt

  • paulramnora
    paulramnoraover 4 years ago

    I found this piece of writing to be most incredibly touching. I guess, it’s because we all have mother’s to whom we have done some wrong over time; though, to me, the piece seems to be related to both our parental earth mother/and, also, our heavenly mother as in, Mother Nature. I like the fact that the poem is relatively short; and, yet, still is all-encompassing. GREAT! ;-)

  • You are correct from all of your perspectives but most especially with regard to our Mother Earth. Thank you so much for your words.

    – Roy Allen Hunt

  • lolowe
    loloweover 4 years ago

    This was …do I even have adequate words?

    I loved it….your words took hold of my heart. < 3

  • Thank you Lolowe. I am reminded of these words each time I see those sad creatures so badly impacted by the oil disaster in the gulf, and I weep.

    – Roy Allen Hunt

  • lolowe
    loloweover 4 years ago

    Now you’re making me teary eyed…

  • Cheer up little sister. And after your tears are dried go out and do something beautiful and let it echo!!!!

    – Roy Allen Hunt

  • lolowe
    loloweover 4 years ago

    Perhaps I will…and I will tell you about it. < 3

  • Please do in that wonderful way of writing that you have.

    – Roy Allen Hunt

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesorover 4 years ago

    Fantastic Roy!! Believe in the power of prayer!! :)

  • Thank you Keith. I keep trying and I keep hoping.

    – Roy Allen Hunt

  • Ushna Sardar
    Ushna Sardarover 4 years ago

  • Thank you kindly, Ushna for the honor of the feature among so many outstanding works.

    – Roy Allen Hunt

  • YakusokuNono
    YakusokuNonoover 4 years ago

    YES!! I agree totally!! This is what I think when asked about the Mother. How much suffering we’ve caused her. If we cannot change then maybe it would be for the better that we weren’t still there when she re-awakens. Kinda sad but yes, straight from the heart.

  • Thank you so much. Yes, it is sad but I keep racking my mind and my spirit and I can’t see a way out of this mess. All I can see is more of the same. I pray that it’s not so.

    – Roy Allen Hunt

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