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All the Full Moon charts always agree
October is the Blood Moon month
It is the only one with a common name
Signifying the harvest of the chosen animals.

It comes around every year of course
Marking the final harvest of the year
Old and sick animals are culled out
This year is a lot different than normal.

Us children have angered Mother Goddess
We have badly mistreated and abused Her
Made toxic messes for Her to take care of
Without doing enough to help Her get it done.

We did not have to worry up until now
A lot of are too lazy and far too greedy
Taking everything that we can grasp
Without thinking of our families or future.

This years Blood Moon is much different
A few have culled the strong and healthy
Not giving them a chance to live their destiny.
Now we ourselves are going to get culled.

The culling will start with the vulnerable
But it will not stop there, not by a long shot
Measure for measure is the ironclad rule
The exploiters are going to come down.

We can communicate very rapidly now.
Mother Goddess’s wrath is very visible
We have only ourselves to blame for it
Return the Blood Moon to its true purpose.

Walt Birdwell
Sep 21, 2017

Author: Walter Birdwell

Born in Missouri in 1942, Walter Birdwell graduated from the University of Missouri in 1964 with a BA in creative writing. Immediately enlisted in the US army to avoid the draft and was in the US army from 1964 to 1967. Married Yolanda Garza a month after discharge from the Army and have been married forty-five years. Walter is a progressive political activist and has been for about fifty years and a follower of Pagan religious tradition for about twenty years. Have previously published newspaper articles in The Southern Patriot and the New York City Guardian newspapers (both defunct progressive newspapers) in the 1970s and have recently published articles in The Missouri Chigger, an Ozark area magazine, and the Brownsville Herald. Enjoys writing, sculpture, hunting, fishing, hiking, birdwatching, reading, traveling, and all outdoor activities.


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