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She Must Come To Pass

19 Apr

 

Don't Resist     Photo by John Scully

Don’t Resist
Photo by John Scully

A collision casts the dice

An inevitable trajectory

Growth with a mind and life all its own

What you think or want doesn’t matter

Termination will be bloody

You could die or be torn in two

by strangers minding your business

Shouting for life, pulling your right leg

Screaming choice, hanging on your left

 

Weighting to heaviness

Slowing down to sitting

You are immobilized

Gnawing, scratching, wrenching

This wild cat won’t let you be

A slow walk of pacification

A deep breath to explain all will be well

You are wasting your effort

The traveller must get to the destination

Howling, lunging and clawing you

By the loins swinging and ripping

Life and death may be in a contest

 

The ground you rest on is hard

Your hands hold onto what is due

Your bloodied eyes look

into desolation and abandonment

You spread out in acceptance and surrender

Educated fibres lean in and push

Trained bones move into position

Hope and faith smooth out a way

She is strong in the North

Fruit is ripe in the East and West

The South kicks into a dance

A country is born and opens her eyes

 

by,

 

BT

 

 

 

 

 

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1 Comment

Posted by on April 19, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

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One response to “She Must Come To Pass

  1. BT

    April 19, 2015 at 3:15 pm

    I saw a gripping photo of women in labour at the Coast General Hospital during a nurses’ strike. Sitting on the floor outside the hospital, holding their hips and with eyes wild with pain. Many things are born this way.

     

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