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    Mothers You Know

    A Poem for International Women’s Day, March 8, 2014.


    By Ada Aharoni

    “We can best help you to prevent war not by repeating your words and following your methods but by finding new words and creating new methods.” –Virginia Woolf, Three Guineas

    Mothers you know, a long time ago
    have been wisely decreed
    by diverse human creeds and needs –
    goddesses of peace-in-the-home,
    lavishly giving life, love and healing
    through their wombs and life-blood

    And they have been quite successful
    those cosy peace-in-the-home mothers,
    closely guarding us with their wisdom
    their tender words and watchful eyes.
    Surely safer than in a Nuclear War
    or in a new World War, or just a tiny war –
    so what about making mothers
    the guardians of peace on earth?
    Surely we wouldn’t be so much worse?
    And they are so available those mothers –
    you can even find them in enemy land…

    Look at the terrible mess they have
    made of our blue planet, mother,
    you are the only one who can save it now,
    the only one who really knows
    how to protect your fearful children
    weeping over their drugged ailing world,
    the only one who can heal it now, mother
    cradling it in your warm, loving arms



    One Comment on “Mothers You Know”

    1. selenedreams says:

      Yes the answer is the mother of us all the earth. this reminds me of a video made by Lee Maracle Connection between Violence against the Earth and Violence against Women Ada you inspire the best in me by using words in a creative way and from the heart. Thank you or as my friend in Ghana say Medaase Celine


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