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Which of us would not cower
At the thought of killing his mother?
Yet here we are.
We think nothing of murdering
Our mother Earth
Who has nurtured,
Nourished and clothed us.
Over the centuries
Man has increased in intellect
Until it became possible for him
To destroy his world, the planet Earth,
Together with all who depend on her
And love her as a mother.
Intelligence and common sense
Are not synonymous.
Man has sacrificed his common sense
On the altar of his intelligence
In his search for dominance.

Encarta Dictionary: MATRICIDE
Killing of own mother.
The act of murdering your own mother.

©DGA 07.04.2011 20:14

Author: adeeyoyo

I am a middle-aged South African woman, living in Johannesburg. I began writing poetry towards the end of May 2010. I love animals – sometimes more than people! I am back after a break. Thanks for still being here, if you are! Missed you! xxx

20 thoughts on “MATRICIDE

  1. Unbelievable ! Wolves and owls. See my post 3/29/11. PS I do not mean to promote myself on your blog so delete me after you check it out.


  2. so true, we rape our mother earth, thinking nothing of waht we are doing


  3. Wonderful reminder, Denise. Especially enjoyed:

    Man has sacrificed his common sense
    On the altar of his intelligence
    In his search for dominance.


  4. Brilliant…we stoop so low, and choose not to see so much.


  5. Hard-hitting and well said, Adeeyoyo. BB


  6. Good one adeeyoyo. We’ve gone too far, that’s for sure – and still people are hiding their heads in the sand and don’t want to do anything to change the situation – progress at any cost, and the cost will be the demise of the human race and many other animals and plants – I’m sure the planet will remain but with a completely different ecosystem (probably cockroaches will be the only remaining life form that will be recognisable).


  7. “Intelligence and common sense
    Are not synonymous”
    You got that right, adee, profound poem!


  8. strong words but so true…ugh…


  9. With all the evidence of this we are faced with everyday, you wouldn’t think we would need a piece of writing to remind us of our sins against our mother…but we do! It’s amazing how capable we are of turning away from the obvious when it doesn’t suit or needs. You have delivered a powerful piece, that will serve as a forceful reminder for all who read. I thank you, and your Mother thanks you.


  10. I could cry reading this because we are killing our mother and often it seems like no one cares. Your wonderful, powerful poem hs reminded me that many people out in the wide world feel the same way as I do. Hopefully, we can all make a difference….


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