Earth Child

 

earth-child

For The Sunday Muse prompt #43. Image Source.

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Child of Mother Earth,
dust, breath, fire, and water,
from clay formed,
stitched together by
the finger of the Divine.
You, who are a string
stretched taut between
the past and the future
unbroken in the present,
have simmered beneath
the pressure of hell
and high water, bearing
the burden of a message
preserved for you.
But now like a bird set free,
you must take wing and fly.
I call you by your name,
Alafiaoluwa, Be peace.

12 comments

  1. Carrie V. H. · February 19, 2019

    So many wonderful lines in this AJ! I especially love, “You who are a string stretched taut between the past and the future.” This photo really does make one think of the generations and the passing down of life and legacy. I really love this poem! Beautifully done!

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    • TheRustGeek · February 26, 2019

      And thanks for the fascinating prompt as always Carrie!

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  2. Vicki · February 19, 2019

    Glorious write…love it!

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  3. Regina Phillips · February 20, 2019

    Formed from clay… Child of Mother Earth… we are all one. You must take wing and fly… LIVE LOVE LEARN and pass it on. I love it!

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    • TheRustGeek · February 26, 2019

      Indeed, we’re all part of the chain of life.. thanks for stopping by..

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  4. purplepeninportland · February 20, 2019

    I love, child of Mother Earth. Beautiful-

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    • TheRustGeek · February 26, 2019

      Indeed, we are all children of the earth in a sense – thanks or stopping by 🙂

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  5. Edwin Rigg · February 20, 2019

    Gosh, I do love this. So much content and all beautifully penned. The idea of the stretched out string and unbroken in the present is wonderful.

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  6. A Cuban In London · February 22, 2019

    Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful writing. 🙂

    Thanks.

    Greetings from London.

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    • TheRustGeek · February 26, 2019

      Greetings received from somewhere North of Berwick Upon tweed 🙂

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