Mother Earth


five of us protected, against the ravages of modern time
a sixth who follows closely, stepping cautiously behind

hiding from the orange sun and blackened ash crept wind
the cool rivers that remained,  anointing pale and withering skin

afraid of the daylight, in night we roamed, sheltered we persevere
concealing peel and blistered burns from infected atmosphere

man thought too late,  the discharge of mushroom clouds that billowed
in the end we are what’s left, us six ~ the aftermath ~ the widowed


One photo, two poems… a challenge amongst friends – no peeking!

Photo Credit: Visit

About ramblingsfromamum

Writing is as natural to me as breathing. I shall never cease walking the path to find the writer within. I hope that you walk beside me on my journey of self discovery. I am the Author of The Empty Nest - A Mother's Hidden Grief (E Pub) through Amazon & Lulu. Born under the star sign of Cancer ~ 19th July Thank you for stopping by. Jenny - Melbourne Australia
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2 Responses to Mother Earth

  1. Miriam E. says:

    ooooh, dark… me likes! 😀 love the second couplet… wonderful work, Jen xxx

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