A Poem From the Earth
A Poem From the Earth

If the Earth Could Speak of Her Gratitude for Us Who Belong to the Interdependent Covenant

 

  In a world of my innumerable heartbreaks, there you are. At a time when humans worship net worth not self worth, there you are. When busy feet trample my tiny, unnoticed joys and sirens muffle my songbirds, ...there you are.

A bird of paradise with a deep, sweet well that draws winged beings near. A blade of grass whose stubborn thrust widens concrete cracks. A sunflower, ever facing our first god. Absorbing, transforming light into life. A vine of ivy, slowly swallowing what man made. A dandelion, wings spread on chaos’ breath.

Your nectar is encouragement. Your roots are my roots. Your pollen is creativity. Your tendrils are yearning for what I do too. Your seeds are change.   Only together can we heal.

About the Author

  • Jennica has worked in UU religious education and youth ministry since 2008. Since then, she has served as Youth Advisor, Program Coordinator and Religious Education Assistant (First Unitarian Church, Salt Lake), District Youth Ministry Consultant (Mountain Desert), Regional Youth...

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