We’ve shown contempt for our Mother Earth…

We throw garbage on her beach.

Into her air

and land

and sea

our contaminants and pollutants leach.


Yesterday I watched as a beautiful old tree was pushed over to make room for a house…

and then another tree…

and another…

and I had to stop and ask myself…

Is this any way to treat our mother?


Looking at all the times she’s been abused


and defiled…

I wonder…

if we should stop thinking of her as our mother…

and think of her as our only child.


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Plants make food and medicine from light and water and give them both away

still humans think we know it all 

that we’re superior in every way…


But when I see how often humans take from the land while giving nothing in return…

it makes me wonder

plants or humans….


which one of us has more to learn? 

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When you take a walk in nature from the mountains to the sand

You’re impressed with how there is a balance…a rhythm to the land…


Every fish and bird and insect 

every flower…every tree

seems to know their place in nature

understands their destiny.


Understands how nature works

understands instinctively

what they are meant to do

what they are meant to be..


Yes, when you take a walk in nature

and witness her beautiful ballet

you realize only humans are out of balance…

only we have lost our way.



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