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An Earth Day Poem: «Her Fire»

Milourdes Augustin, Solidarity Program Officer for Haiti and West Africa, shares a poem for Earth Day.

Below, you can read my poem “Her Fire.” I wrote this poem during one of our program team retreats. I was inspired by all of the hope amidst the devastation that we as program officers, see through the eyes of our partners. The world is on the brink of a necessary revolution and Mother Earth is on our side, reminding us daily that she gave us the power to fight back through collective action and acts of solidarity.

Her Fire
By: Milourdes Augustin 

Breathe

As we all watch the uprising of truth and

Liberation

On the brink of global revolution 

I fear what the

Elite will try to do to protect 

Their ways of cruelty and gains

Breathe

As breath in solidarity

We the people 

Are done with waiting

Waiting for our 

Piece 

Of justice that will never come

From them 

A breath of solidarity 

As we fight with 

Fire

In our bellies

Mother earth reminds us that in

Her

Lies what we’ve always needed

We

In one breath

Are tapping into her strength

And letting her fire penetrate 

Our souls and shared

Breath