Mother Earth

by Tameko L. Barnette

she is the one
the one that lay quietly
taking in her surroundings
making changes here and there
just to add some beauty
or subtract some ugliness

she is the one
the one who will stand in the storm
calling on all lightning
calling on all thunder
calling on all rain
to bless the beings living within her
lightning - to help us see the good
thunder - to help us hear the truth
rain - to wash away the evil

these elements she shares with us are
frightening on the surface
clear and precise
on their mission
the layers of their
electrical flashes, crashing booms,
and river-like floods
lies the essential ingredients
to help all of us grow

Mother Earth by Tameko L. Barnette

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