Aaliyah El-Salahi

School: James Gillespie’s High School, Edinburgh
 

Mother of Blue

 

She screams, she roars

Louder than a lion.

“This is me, this is my power!”

With all her might,

She rears up like a snake

Poises

For a second

Then strikes

Forever alone,

Her body, a home

For eel, ray, whale, shark 

And pike.

 

Her heart

As cold as an iceberg

But her love,

A fathomless deep.

She protects her family of thousands

In her touch,

So gentle and sweet.

The strength of the rain

Attacking her sides, 

the wind

Glaring down at her silently.

With determined, motherly strength,

She presses on

Into

the 

Night. 

 

 

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