Sophia's Peace Work

Monday, April 04, 2011

After watching men burning transformers along the banks of the Tanjero/Quilisan River in Iraq

Neglected River, Neglected Mother

You gave birth to a city that has turned its back on you.

Abused River, Abused Mother

You washed us and gave us clean water to drink

But we let the users and the rapers take you.

Abandoned River, Abandoned Mother

You were our very source and life's blood

But we grind your bones and burn our wastes upon your shores

Polluted River, Polluted Mother

As you flow, so shall we.