Bear witness now to an evil act Ever careful to separate lies from fact See this mom of many children Shaking and heaving Knowing that soon this form She may be leaving Body pushed past the limit Glassy eyes begging of you Enough is enough But why not see it through A kick to the ribs A knife to the gut Even those who feel bad Can’t help but make a cut They beat her face into a pulp Then smother it with a pillow Until a hand sways at her side Gentle as weeping willows Crying, those with tainted blood Decry the tragedy born here Showing up to her funeral Bearing the cross of complicit tears As weeks become months And months become years This premonition for Mother Gaia Draws ever more near
Hannah is a Senior at Moravian University, double-majoring in Environmental Science and French. She is fascinated with the impact of language and how it relates to each person’s individual perception of reality. By making time for creative endeavours, she feels actively connected to humanity’s collective consciousness.
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