EARTH MOTHER

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I am still working on this piece but current event makes it imparative that i share now. You have maybe heard of the Niger Delta and oil, kiddnappings and Militancy.Well I am Nigerian and I speak for Agbala the earth goddess(i think)

Submitted: March 13, 2007

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I am earth mother
My pain gave you birth
When gnash of teeth
Put blood forth
I stayed near by your side
I am earth mother
My ears heed your pain
When grinding of bone
Mirrors your death
I turned red in homage
I am agbala
The owner of wombs
In me you took refuge
Awaiting your entrance
Into your cruel world
I am earth stead
The giver of care
Who stands tall, Shield to all
Between the devourers fangs
Feeding you from empty pots
Yes, I am earth mother
I it was who laid, spread eagle,
To take your conception
I too, it was who labored
To see you birth
I am earth mother
Yet your turn to me in lust
Asking not my consent
Before defiling me with rape
Years ago it was
When you tore my maiden head
Roughly, without compassion,
Did you use me wantonly,
Fouling my innocence with filth
I am earth mother
Yet my rivers are your dump
To offload all excesses
Destroying the offshoot
Of my life’s tree
You say you seek my essence
Yet abominate my presence
Leaving my children hungry
As you feed your own hunger
I am earth mother
I, it is who gave you breath
Yet you turn my children,
Your brethren, into homeless slaves
Day and night past
I hear their terror
Screaming again to be free
I am earth mother
It is me who gave oil
And other fluids of my bosom
I, it is, who grieves
For my children,
Numberless as they are,
Made to waste in penury
Across the length of the Niger Delta


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