Sunday, May 30, 2010


O Gracious One,
In following the devices and desires of our greedy hearts,
We have soiled the beauty of this fragile earth
with our hunger, our laziness, and our indifference,
poisoning our environment
with artificial colors and flavors
in our relentless quest for More.
For generations now we’ve left undone
that which we ought to have done,
and persisted in doing what we ought not to do.

What chance is there of resurrection?
What hope is there, that we can restore
that which we have destroyed?
When will we awaken and fully commit
to protecting and cherishing our environment
as it has protected and cherished us?
When will we at last begin
To find and nurture in every soul
a genuine respect for the delicate balance of creation?

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M.L. Gallagher said...

Thank you for this prayer and your prayer for spilled oil and the one for Robin -- and for all your poems and images. they ae powerful and profound.

Hugs and blessings,


Maureen said...

Isn't it extraordinary how this naturally made substance through human interference has exacted such revenge on nature itself! And, even more, how little we humans learn.