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Mother

Pressenza
16 May 2021, 10:28 GMT+10

POEM

I know there are many, many mothers

Born of our beloved sacred Earth

Mother

Nurturers

Lovers

Life harbingers

You my mother

Are the only one

Who can give me that simple sacred touch

The presence that connects

To the sacred fire deep within

There are many, many countless mothers

Who dare sacrifice

Self-denying care for their children

Never know fear

To answer calls to protect their children

Unbowed mothers

Of all times

To them

because of their sacred love

Earth Mother bows

And sheds tears of love

From her bosom

Our mothers bloom and sprout

Many, countless mothers

Harbingers

To us all

Care that no one else bestows

Loving mothers to us all

To us

Ferocious cry upon birth

Dear Mother

From your bosom

My life's been nurtured

Through your heart

My energy's enlivened

Through your breath

My feet tread this soil.

About Perfecto Caparas. Associate Director of Graduate Programs, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law where he is currently pursuing his Doctor of Juridical Science degree (stated only for purposes of showing affiliation and does not purport to represent the institution or any of its affiliates either directly or indirectly). Holds a Master of Laws degree in American Law for Foreign Lawyers (IU McKinney School of Law) and a Master of Laws degree in Human Rights (University of Hong Kong; Honors). Worked as a journalist of Ang Pahayagang Malaya, The Manila Times, The Philippine Post, Pinoy Gazette, UCANews and ISYU Newsmagazine. A lifetime member of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines.

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