Treasure Island

Eric Cockrell


Longing For The 'Mother'!


humanity's problems with distance and seperation,
are to a large degree due to the shift in ancient
times from a matriarchal society, to a patriarchal
society...
in doing so we lost the intimate connection between
the child and the mother... the senses of gentleness,
tenderness, sensuality, and awe... we lost the sense
of home....
as a patriarchal society, we react to feelings we cant
control by declaring war, by invading, by conquering.
our built in insecurities cause us to take, to violently
take, and yet to never be filled.
our god becomes as violent, and judgemental, as our
own images....
we search for wisdom in building, acquiring, all the while
pounding our chests... but our chests are empty!
the longing and the lostness we feel is for the 'mother'...
the god that has intimate conversations with trees is lost!
the god that is wind is feared...
and so we fear death!

Submitted: Thursday, August 02, 2012

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  • Kevin Patrick (8/3/2012 11:40:00 PM)

    My formative years existed with only my mother, so I was raised by a standard of compassion and dignity that would not exists if I had a father. I never came from a broken home, I came with one filled with love.

    thank you for writing about the Matriarchal side

    a patriarchal society, we react to feelings we cant
    control by declaring war, by invading, by conquering.
    our built in insecurities cause us to take, to violently
    take, and yet to never be filled.

    slightly harsh condemnation, but a good critique (Report) Reply

  • Valerie Dohren (8/2/2012 12:37:00 PM)

    Well penned Eric - not just the mother figure, but the eternal feminine - the female part of man's nature has been repressed. You may like to read my poem entitled Anima. (Report) Reply

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