The mother of all mothers
Embraces us like no other
Her luscious forests span far and wide,
Nature’s sanctuary, where creatures hide
Her waters run deep, her waters run low,
Offering gifts in every flow
Her azure skies sometimes seem endless,
Though fickle storms can be reckless—
But when the storm subsides
There comes an element of surprise!
Beautiful diamond drops within a heart shaped leaf—
The rustle and bustle of furry feet
The song of the White-throated Dippers calling forth,
Diving below with graceful force
Mountains—all consuming, powerful mountains,
Their range seemingly boundless
Desert sands, golden tan—
Where beauty glistens, bakes on a camel’s caravan
These things our mother so generously offers us:
Perhaps we’re so unworthy of.
There is an assault upon her soul,
If permitted it will swallow up her children whole!
Ignorance and greed fell her trees,
Toxic emissions acidify her seas
Polar bears hanging off blocks of ice,
Politicians continue to ignore advice.
Empty promises of fossil fuel—
To create jobs is quite cruel
Considering what we know and see
Mismanaged policy keeps us from being free
How can we, her children be free?
If we can no longer breathe the air we need?
As her children, we must reduce our wants
change, begin to utilise
Natural renewable resources far and wide
To protect our mother who’s given so much,
We as her children must stand together and fight as such!
From every corner of Mother Earth
The responsibility is ours to birth.