Oh Earth Mother oh Earth Mother we come to you this day
We come to you in gratitude to honour you and say
Thank you for your bounties and wonderful gifts
For your rivers and your mountains and desert sand that drifts
Your forests full of life from insect to humming bird
Thank you for all wonders like migrating wildlife herds
Of Wildebeest and Elephant whose numbers now decline
I hope you will forgive the errors of Mankind
I’m sorry for the pain, for the scars upon your skin
Forgive us for the wars we’ve waged,Mankind will never win
I wish I could take back all the poisons from your skies
And undo all the damage as we Humans tell our lies
I hear you creak and groan as you shudder and you shake
I feel your falling tears in the rain and snow you make.
You show us with your storms the power you possess
Oh Earth Mother sweet Gaia your beauty you have brought
Please forgive your children whose damage we have wrought
Your beauty in each flower in the Seasons now all mixed
Have we stepped beyond the boundaries our damage never fixed
Oh Earth Mother our Earth Mother we come to you with Love
We come to ask forgiveness as we remember we are One.
On April 22nd is Earth Day Earth Day was founded back in the 70’s, We are all now more aware how our planet’s climate is changing, each of us have witnessed weather patterns that have gone haywire. We see daily the pollutants in our skies, Rivers and Oceans.
There are many things we each can do to help the environment, as we recycle, and embrace greener alternatives.. In our own area School children have been on a clear up campaign collecting rubbish from the streets, parks and hedgerows . Its also good to see the junior school with their own allotment near our own growing their own produce learning how to grow their own food and care for plants and wild life.
One of the greatest things each of us can do which costs nothing and that is to respect Nature, take your rubbish home with you, Don’t pick wild flowers. If you fish don’t leave your line and hooks in the water.. Simple things like helping Mother nature along, planting Bee and Butterfly friendly shrubs and plants in your garden.
Encourage Hedgehogs who keep your slugs down by leaving gaps in your garden fences. Many little things go a long way to helping Heal the World.. Respecting our environment in which we live and learning to respect each other will go along way to creating a better future for our Children to live and grow in our world..
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