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The Earth Has a Cold


Alice C. Bateman

{originally published as Alicia Torres}


Please excuse the Mother

For disruptions going on

But she has come down with the flu

And she isn't very strong


For her children are attacking her

And paving on her skin

And stabbing at her energy

And causing her much pain

And stealing all the blood that flows

Like gemstones through her veins


But when they are exposed to air

They crystallize - don't we?

Does not our blood turn to substance

When it's out where we can see?


We have got to give our Mother

The respect that she deserves

She continues to support us

When its more than we deserve


We have got to change our minds and hearts

And leave alone her blood

And she now gives warning

So take heed

"Take seriously the flood"

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