Gaia

Gaia

A Poem by Poppy Ruth Silver
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May the earth heal in love and light ~ Blessed Earth Day ~

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Long ago
I surrendered to you
as my only Mother
with full knowledge 
humanity had violated
your beauty in countless ways
you accepted my prayer
with effortless grace
now, to feel your veins 
flow with less ease
see your limbs 
severed coldly
feel your heart
beat erratically
suffocates me
your lungs
no longer breathe
deeply
your tears 
no longer flow
freely
forgive the blinded
for they do know
they have wronged
myself included
with hands earthed
on your gentle body
my soul seeks forgiveness
for the merciless harm
that has tainted your flesh
scarred your charms
long ago
I surrendered 
coiled safely 
in your branched arms
now, to know you suffer so
would disturb the calmest crow




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© 2016 Poppy Ruth Silver



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In nature we find all forms of soul cleansing
and nothing does that ...... not like this beautiful earth

If only all humanity understood that
there would be no damage
no destruction

Earth gives us all
and we give nothing in return
or never enough .... the least be appreciation !!!

i enjoyed this piece

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Poppy Ruth Silver

1 Year Ago

Curiosity, thank you very much :)



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I just wonder what we can do? I know, bit of a defeatist attitude, but how many really try? Still, a nice write.

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Poppy Ruth Silver

1 Year Ago

That is the point...trying...I guess, thanks Jon :)
you use words in just the right way. easy, natural, mayby its the common sense not commonly found. no lost or missing thoughts and you make me think. people need to be made to think so they can tap into the common sense.

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Poppy Ruth Silver

1 Year Ago

Thank you :)
Your writing certainly makes us think. Powerful poetry is exactly what the world needs.

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Poppy Ruth Silver

1 Year Ago

Many thanks Kirstywood, truly appreciated :)
It's a frustrating feeling. We, who care for our planet & would do anything to protect it, are unfortunately outnumbered by those who do not & would not. We can only do our best in hope that they see what they are too blind to see right now. As Socrates once said, "I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think".

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Poppy Ruth Silver

1 Year Ago

Kirstywood, your thoughts are valued, thank you :)
Great poem!
Keep up the great work!!

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Poppy Ruth Silver

1 Year Ago

Thanks Emily :)
Powerful and beautiful words for Earth day.
"I surrendered
coiled safely
in your branched arms
now, to know you suffer so
would disturb the calmest crow"
I did like the above lines my dear friend. Thank you for sharing the excellent poetry.
Coyote



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Poppy Ruth Silver

1 Year Ago

Thank you Coyote :)
Coyote Poetry

1 Year Ago

You are welcome my friend.

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Poppy Ruth Silver
Poppy Ruth Silver

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Merry Meet all, welcome to my page. I write mainly poetry but I also write stream of thought prose. I also create spoken word poetry and have a couple of novels on the go (dust covered albeit;) My .. more..

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