Earth Ripples

Samhain Solidarity 


Exploring earth connections

She shook beneath my hands

The ripples from the violence

Are felt throughout these lands


And in receptive body

Those ripples find my chest

They come at night to wake me

While I lay down to rest


I wake in hot confusion

With a sense that drawing near

Is a blurring of distinctions

Which folk have long held dear


Labels can be violent, yes

But they can protect from harm

Those sensing folk who feel

What others keep at length of arm


The heart it is a tender thing

It magnifies a flutter

It causes sensing folk to stop

And think before they utter


But when the veils start to thin

The sensing folk cry out

The pain of Mother Earth is felt

Within as well as out


Take to the streets & speak your truth

Speak up no matter what

The freedom to express ourselves 

Is something we've still got


Heed not the calls of those who say

There's violence in your words

There's much more harm in silence

It stops you being heard


And you who think against the grain 

You are our shining lights 

Your courage is respected

You stand up for our rights


You are the Earth walking about 

Your speaking of her plight

Is all that stands twixt us & them

Don't give up without a fight


The meek shall not inherit you

That is an outright lie

Its how those without ethic 

Steal a bigger slice of pie 


My fluttering heart it softens

As the tremors fade away

Samhain solidarity 

We fight another day

Debbie Farrar, 31 Oct 2018

earth ripples
 
Deb savasana in grave
 
the meek shall inherit nothing
 
samhain cosmic tiger
 
J.R.R. Tolkien - The Hill - Hobbiton across the Water