Linda Studley

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Redemption Dream


Last night I had a dream that a rapture had occurred
and all the Gods and Deities had swooped down on the world.
They called their loyal followers and took them all away
but Mother Earth said ‘Hold on. I’ve got something to say.”
“What about the evil ones? You’ve gotta take them too.
Send them all to Hell ‘cause the Devil must have his due.”

So with saints and sinners nestled in their eternal homes
the ones the Earth held on to didn’t wail and didn’t moan.
Mother Earth had chosen all the ones who loved her best
She said ‘Hang on, little children, it’s time to clean this mess.
And with a shake she scattered the pollution from her skin;
the filth and the corruption went flying in the wind.

She said “I know you’re capable of doing these things right.
so please keep our home tidy, and for goodness sake don’t fight.
Because if there’s a next time I won’t clean things up for you.
So don’t make me come back there – whatever you do!’
Don’t want to  go to Heaven on wings or to Hell on skids.
I just want a world that’s clean that I can leave my kids.

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3 thoughts on “Redemption Dream

  1. This takes me to the story of Tiamat and resembles the American Indian stories. Although Tiamat is viewed as the abyss of the ocean and some of the totems of American Indians have some similarity on some basic level. Tiamat is nothing but the primeveal embodiment of chaos being.

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