Photo by Lewis Daly


Wapishana and Mango Tree

by Kayla de Freitas

Some land hold people -
Bonding with them in a timeless memory
Some people bond with a land -
Holding it with love and regard
For those who see the land as something to be used -
Forced to provide - beaten until it lays wasted

Wapishana lady whispers to me
Mango trees die if people move -
They like it when people live with them
Love makes the land thrive
Spirit tek spirit they always say

A land is full of life, potential and energy -
Because it is nurtured to be this way
Balance the growth - so your land is not wasted
Take the resources and bleed it dry -
The land has no life, no potential and no energy
Some land holds people - and people hold the land