if i only had a box big enuf to fit a refrigerator
then certainly it would fit me
for i’d have 4 walls and a roof
to protect me from the rain and the cold and the wind.
being so close to the ground is important
cause at least i’d feel the sacred Mother, earth,
is my home and i could kiss and caress her sweetly.
and i know i don’t need
any fancy box on wheels
to take me to someplace
where i don’t want to be
to work for someone
who don’t really care
to help me pay
for a bigger box
higher off the ground
so i can forget
where my real home is.
and when i think of
all those ugly things being done
to our sacred Mother
stripen her and bleeden her dry
so that someone can sell me things
i don’t really need i just won’t buy it.
i can’t! not in my name!
and sometimes, when i’m alone
and quiet and my heart is breaking …
i break down and cry asking for Her forgiveness.
and so, i can understand people’s fears
when they see me hangin round
cause they don’t realize
how much we all share together.
and i know they’re scared
cause they think
i don’t have anything
and that i’m homeless!
well, all i can say to people is
the earth is our home
be it ever so humble
and i pray that we never really are …
Rick Gold occupy my heart 10/29/2011
Would someone take my poem, and read it at the park? TY