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The inspiration for this poem came to me through a dream. In this dream I saw how pure and good this earth once was. Now, through its degradation by pollution, war, and the over-exhaustion of resources, we may be destroying our only home.

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Levis
real good poem, really touching, I like the way she made the poem our mother, if anyone feels angry with this poem, they shouldn't itz pretty true, every word of it,
Katie
This poem is exactly what I want to shout at people every day, when they litter, when I see my friends go off to war and never to return, when we have over populated this plant with disease and filth. It is a great poem and the author deserves recognition.
ashley
i really liked that poem what a good way of putting things!
Segur
A very touching poem.

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Earth Mother

Life pulses throughout Her land,
Covered by rich harvest and fertile beauty -
Time as deep as ocean and as infinite as sand rippling harmony and
complexity; Her duty
Her life and wisdom rides the breeze,
As her mercy and strength evaporates.
Man's creation reigns; devastation, disease
>From invention of the wheel; we've industrialized our fates.
War and meaningless death - what extinction it creates.
Her rivers of life are running dry
As She watches Her children lead Her to die.
She feels the gentle wind of Her own failing breath,
And from Her eye a final tear does glisten.
It saddens Her to know we orbit our own death.
We've always known the way - her voice; if only we would listen.

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tracy
amazing. this is a great piece. descriptive and in the third person. i love this type of poetry~!
Earthspirit
Beautiful. :) You and I are of a kindred spirit.

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