Rondeau – Patriot – SD

“Shared Heritage”

Are we not all of Mother Earth?
For one ‘from’ bears their roots’ worth.
The patriot is stock of the Fatherland –
A space contained within the palm of Her hand –
The Fatherland is hemmed within the Mother’s girth.

Arbitrary lines are drawn across the turf,
But life’s path is informed by place of birth,
So it behooves the citizen to follow the Father’s command.
Are we not all of Mother Earth?

Over her great surface we have disbursed,
And our mutual distance would seem like a curse.
While through unseen boundaries our feet still tramp,
The Fatherland cries, “Outsiders be damned!”
Yet Mother Earth is ever humanity’s nurse.
We are all of Mother Earth.

Steve D

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