Honour thy Mother

Drops of joy

Showered down
until

She wept
despair

Acidic
bitterness

An ocean
flourished with coral gardens

Our oversized
toy boats

Dredged their
clenching anchors in

Knocking to
and fro

The colour out
of life that beams there

Mangroves draw
the line

Between her
hurricane rants and us

Reckoning we
can withstand

Her moody
weather

So we erase
the line

Don’t like it
when she

Kicks our Lego
back to the blueprints

Seasoned trees

 Cut and burned them

To the ground

Cementing our
empire in

Soon we won’t
be able to breathe

We’re blocking
ourselves in

Making our bed
with ignorance

In our
mother’s house
Taking advantage of her

Adding
unnecessary ingredients

To her- made-
with- love meals

Behaving
however we please

Treating our
Mother Earth

Coldly with
Disrespect

Her patience
is melting down

Brewing a
wrath that will scorch

Brand us

No mercy and
no forgiveness

Because soon
sorry won’t be enough

Oblivious to a
timeless lesson

We should have
learnt

Honour thy
mother.

By Laura Butz

FEATHonourmotherSTORY

Earth Day is a time to help the environment.
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