Our Children's Feet Like Stars, poem by Maria J. Estrada at Spillwords.com
Annie Spratt

Our Children’s Feet Like Stars

Our Children’s Feet Like Stars

written by: Maria J. Estrada

@drmariajestrada

 

Our Children’s feet like stars
Will guide us down infinite paths of Love

Beyond the scope of CPS purification
Beyond Lori Lightfoot stealing Covid funds
Beyond the commercial din of consumption
Beyond this disease ravishing young kids

Vaccines for profit
Politicians for profit
CPS for profit
Our children consumed for profit!

A disease born of an older disease

But our children, born of us,
Will march towards a better world

Setting hard hearts free
Dancing towards new planets
Freeing mouths from cannibalizing

Freeing mouths from lying

Liberating!          Liberating!          Liberating!

Our children, traversing down these roads
Alight with angelic discourse
Towards a world within our reach
Our children will guide us down Infinite paths of Love

Teaching us to be human once more
Teaching us what matters to Live

And truly Die for

And we, WE will walk side by side into the Possible.

 

NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR:

Dedicated to Poet Jay Mehta who left us too soon. I miss you Hermano. And for Priti Mehta.

Maria J. Estrada

Maria J. Estrada

MARIA J. ESTRADA is an English college professor at Harold Washington College. In the summer of 2020, she founded Barrio Blues Press. The mission of Barrio Blues Press is to elevate the voices of emerging writers and to help build a cooperative society through writing. She lives in Chicago’s south side with her supportive husband, two remarkable children, and two mischievous cats.
Maria J. Estrada

Latest posts by Maria J. Estrada (see all)