Its, A Mother’s Day Poem


 

Durable, flexible, intelligent,

Best workhorses ever created.

Eyes pained.

Backs flogged.

 

These its,

These puny its have no value.

 

Mouths starved.

Necks choked.

Shoulders bruised.

Torsos kicked.

 

These its,

These puny its have no voices.

Legs spread wide.

Ears boxed.

Faces slapped.

Hair unkempt.

 

These its,

These puny its have no value.

 

Who are these its?

Forgotten and unacknowledged,

Running, pleading, fearing for their lives.

 

These its,

These puny its have no voices.

 

The brunt of war carried in their flesh.

While men pat themselves on the back for heroism.

 

These its,

These puny its have no value.

 

Oh, women of the world,

I know today is Mother’s Day,

But your its are being attacked.

 

Bellies impregnated by rape,

Faces scarred by encrusted, scabrous hands,

Disfigured bodies with lost limbs,

 

These its,

These puny its have no voices.

 

Slaughtered,

Murdered,

Gassed,

Shot down,

Their psyches damaged.

 

These its,

These puny its have no value.

 

Hands grabbed,

Bound and cast to the ground,

Legs spread wide and raped,

Whore,

Bitch,

Slut,

Cunt,

Their Psyches branded.

 

These its,

These puny its have no voices.

 

Oh, women of the world,

Today is Mother’s Day,

But these its are our sisters,

Shouldn’t our voices become theirs?

Photo on 04-04-15 at 09.38 #3

 

 

 

 

 

 

This poem is dedicated to every woman trapped by war at this moment wherever they are, in whatever country.

Happy Mother’s Day.

Shalom,

Pat Garcia

 

 

 

 

 

 

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5 Responses to Its, A Mother’s Day Poem

  1. I have re-blogged this one from one of your other blogs. I love it. It’s so different – and so amazing!

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  2. patgarcia says:

    Good Morning Aurora,
    Thank you so much. I hope you’re having a nice holiday. You’re right it is different but this poem was on my heart to honor Mother’s Day.
    Shalom,
    Patricia

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  3. kimlhine says:

    Wow Pat! Just wow!

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    • patgarcia says:

      Thank you, Kim. My view on Mother’s Day is a reaction to how I see women in general being treated. It is not a statement for women’s liberation but a statement that says, let us get back to the basic of what being human means. If men ignore the fact that women are humans and treat them like the last scum on the earth, then men are annihilating themselves.
      I look forward to getting to know you through your blog presence.
      Have a great day.
      Shalom,
      Pat

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  4. Dee Connell says:

    It is all too easy to live life forgetting those who cannot fully live theirs. This was very moving, Pat, and a good reminder for all of us to not forget people in desperate situations.

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