written by: Jacqueline De Notogh
A life force for all on earth
Yet not bereft of danger
Oceans waves can damage, rivers can break free
Just as man can both save and destroy life.
Rain like love cleanses
Refreshing the soul of man and beast
Yet like anger it brings floods & torrents
Which sweep everything away indiscriminately.
Shallow waters can be deceptive
Like people who appear calm and inviting
Yet deeper lurk hidden perils
Often found too late to avoid.
Basking in the warmth of tropical rain
We take for granted its presence
Forgetting droughts can disfigure the land
Stopping growth like a soul stunted by ignorance.
We assume earth’s gifts are measureless
Despite a lack of care & appreciation
Just as we assume those we have neglected
Will always be there regardless.
A life force
Only the naïve believe earth’s resources are inexhaustible.
Divided from nature we will drown, united with nature we will swim eternally.