“Save Our Mother,” #Haibun #Haiku

Our words this week for my weekly poetry challenge, #SynonymsOnly, were “shift & kind.” I used “change” for shift, and the phrase, “hearts in the right place” for kind.

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Save our mother

I feel the tremors of mother earth beneath my feet. In my heart, I know she is on the brink of a huge shift – the likes we’ve never seen before. Many issues will come into play for us and our many worldly neighbors: politics, economic disasters, dramatic weather fluxes and changes, the migration of peoples to other lands, and even our own shifts in perception of the truth. These are the thoughts tearing my heart apart today.

I want to speak out – to somehow make my voice heard above the constant grind of the news cycle. How can I help?

Hearts in the right place—
demand a public forum
cry for songs of change

Some secrets should be made public, known, shown, and spoken. Still, our cries for the truth go unheeded. When will we work together in concert to save our earthly mother?

© 2019 Colleen M. Chesebro

37 thoughts on ““Save Our Mother,” #Haibun #Haiku

  1. Good question, Colleen. Unfortunately, some people need to get bit by a viper in order to climb out of the viper’s nest. A beautiful and meaningful Haibun. Keep on singing those songs of change, eventually, enough people will hear it. ❤ xo

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  2. Love this Colleen, I too feel her rumblings gathering momentum for a huge shift.. Eight lost their lives in an Earthquake in Japan a couple of days ago in a deep earthquake.. A shallower one will wreak more havoc.. Its coming..
    Our Mother needs our love, The things which tear your heart also mine breaks.. All we can do is bring awareness, and be who we are.. Knowing that ALL is meant to BE.. Out of the ashes the Phoenix will rise..

    Much love your way Colleen.. ❤

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      1. I have learnt no amount of our worrying will change what is meant to be.. So I accept it and have learnt to LIVE in the NOW and live in the moment.. I lived too long with the past, its gone, the future I know I cannot change.. So we have to make the most of Now.. LOVE and HUGS right back Colleen.. ❤

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