April 22, 2011

Water is Life

Water rushing
River's roar
Placid lake 
Violent storms
Immense power
Sculpting stone
Carving landscapes
Since time unknown

Element essential 
To all of life
If we do not protect it
We will create strife

Taken for granted,
Polluted and used
Forgetting to honor
This gift, we abuse
The nourishing streams 
Of Gaia's great flow:
Quenching thirst
Growing life
This in love she bestows.

We must remember with thanks
What allows us to be,
Then protect our wild waters:
Running strong
Running free!