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We Are More Alike Than Different

“The earth is what we all have in common.”   Wendell Berry

Earth, The Blue Marble

We all live on the same planet.

We all need the same mix of air.

Designed to eat from Earth’s garden

And drink from bodies of water

Abundant in all of our bodies,

We all floated in our mother’s wombs

We all cry the same salty tears.

We are more alike than different.

You would think

we could all get along

If not for ourselves, then

For the sake of all children

of the great Mother Earth.

And we can.

This is my offering for #PoetsForPeace which can be found here:

https://forgottenmeadows.wordpress.com/2016/07/16/calling-all-poetscreative-minds-to-a-grand-collaboration-poets-for-peace/


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Will She Forgive Us?

“I leave behind even my walking stick. My knife is in my pocket, but that I have forgot. I bring no car, no cell phone, no computer, no camera, no CD player, no fax, no TV, not even a book. I go into the woods. I sit on a log provided at no cost. It is the earth I’ve come to, the earth itself, sadly abused by the stupidity only humans are capable of but, as ever, itself. Free. A bargain! Get it while it lasts.”          

                                                                                                     Wendell Berry

Sunset at Sander's Point

We have been cruel to our Mother

Not all of us,

But as a species

We spoil her precious gifts

We plunder her riches.

Will we outgrow our childish disrespect

Before we destroy her?

Will she be able to forgive us?

Mother nature is huge and diverse,

Like the human race.

Will we learn to live in peace?

Or will we destroy our home

And ourselves,

Leaving earth to rats and roaches?

The possibilities abound.

Some of her wounds are so deep,

I fear despair will overtake me.

But  some work to save her.

Some wounds are healing.

Parts of her remain intact and glorious.

She has a great capacity for healing.

If enough of us work for that healing,

Our Mother may Forgive us.

Tree on Boone Hillside

This post was inspired by Harlon at A Patient Voice:

http://apatientvoice.com/2015/08/05/the-eco-system/