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Fathers Are Our Future

Every time you dishonor the parent, you also harm the parent's child,
So much more while the child depends on the parent for continued life.
Before a child can walk and bring food to her or his own lips,
Every threat to the sustaining parents makes the child fearful of death.

How is it that what we call humans are still walking upon this earth,
While acting as scavenging animals in their behaviors toward others?
Walking upright and the power of speech is not all that humanity requires.
Even monkeys swinging from trees protect their young better than do we.

Love is what we have for all when we are born; it is only with fear that this is destroyed.
The universe does not play favorites with different tribes and different species.
Even the ancient, unruly gods had to cooperate for humans to thrive.
When will we realize that we have the choice to work or to perish together?

Why do we continue to feed each other into the fires of an earthly hell?
STOP, people! THINK! We are not only animals. We are each a bit of The Sacred.
Look past the skin into the soul, where you will find a perfect baby, like yourself.
Seek out a soul that can see your own and wallow in wonder with this child.

Fathers, hold the mothers as they hold your sons and daughters.
Let your children and their mother breath in your sheltering strength.
Be a full partner in the act of procreation, only begun when you planted your seed.
Your ribs form the foundation for the tent of skin surrounding your sacred family.

Comments

Greengirl's picture

A good reminder...........

Thank you for reminding us that irrespective of the many acts of prejudice that men perpetuate against women, we still need them. We must see and appreciate men as much needed partners, as we navigate our way to righting the many wrongs that we have either experienced or identified.

Blessings to you, Y!

Greengirl

Y's picture

We can tame the wild beasts

We can tame the wild beasts in our men, if we discipline ourselves to do so. We must first get the mothers on board to stop worshiping their sons while feeding them to abusers who actually wish to kill them. The sons don't realize that the worship isn't about who they are, but about the false images of their fathers that are being projected on them.

War seems to me like the killing of all but one or two exemplary males in animal husbandry. My son came from my womb, the same way as did my daughter (although doing a lot more damage with his big head). I did not give over my body and blood to give birth to them and bring them safely to adulthood so that some slave-driver or soldier can work them to death or kill them.

We are not chickens or cattle; nor are we elephants. Even elephants take 10-14 to fully mature. It takes longer than that (scientists now say 25 years) to bring a human child to full brain function maturity. We women must wake up and put off all pregnancy until we are fully mature and ready with resources to offer. Either that, or we will continue to breed untamed animals that only appear to be human, at first glance.

Yvette

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