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 thoughts on “Earth Child

  1. 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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  2. 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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