“Mary of the Americas:
Mary, Erzulie, Corn Maiden and Coatlicue”
by Toni Truesdale
All things are born,
and all things return to the
Mother of the Americas.
Her aspects are both purity and fecundity.
The promise of life and the inevitability of death.
She is compassion and she is justice.
She can nurture and she can destroy.
She wears many faces,
For she is all humanity;
And is as multi-cultural as this continent has become
over the last four hundred years.
She is Mother to the new millennium.
T.Truesdale copyright 2000