Friday, February 12, 2010

Our Mother, Earth

What ever made us think
this Holy Mother, Earth --
this core of unity
that holds together
mountain, sea,
and all that lies between --
would be impervious to wound;
that we could slice away at her heart --
these precious resources --
and never draw blood?

That which lies beneath
is common ground for all,
its blessings to be shared.
Each time we take
without a conscious giving back
we risk again
that future we hold dear;
our children's hopes,
their children's dreams,
and all that lies beyond.

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