Thursday, September 14, 2017

For the Children



"Make it a better place...heal the world....save it for the children." Michael Jackson


The sun comes up,
the sun goes down.
We live in a world
of beauty.

I pray to Everything That Is
that we humans may
awaken,
learn to
live upon this land
as beautifully
as life itself,
remember the Old Ways
we have forsaken.

May our better natures rise
across the land and sea.
May we "heal the world
for the children,"
as well as for you and me.

All is designed
for our purpose and our pleasure:
seeds grow, trees breathe,
the eternal waves
ebb and flow upon the tides,
under the moon's soft sigh.

Across the land,
may we lay down
our weapons and our wars.
Just. Stop.  Become
one with life,
in reverence and respect
for all that lives,
as we once lived
Before.


for Sanaa's prompt at Real Toads: to go for a walk and write what thoughts come. Here, I am surrounded by beauty. The natural world lives with design and interdependence. That is how we are meant to live, interconnected with all things, with all of life, and with each other. We see in disasters like the present ones, how humans come together and help each other, without division. The best in human nature arises.

How the heavens must shake their heads, when they see us, in our earthly garden, running around with weapons, warring and creating havoc and chaos.  I thought of Michael Jackson's song: "Heal the world we live in, save it for the children." And offer you the gift of hope that is this video.


11 comments:

  1. My goodness this is so heart-warming Sherry!💘 Especially love; "All is designed for our purpose and our pleasure: seeds grow, trees breathe, the eternal waves ebb and flow upon the tides, under the moon's soft sigh." Beautifully executed. Thank you so much for participating!💘

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  2. Children indeed need to be protected, as god has protected human race since eons.

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  3. Definitely my favourite stanza

    "May our better natures rise
    across the land and sea.
    May we "heal the world
    for the children,"
    as well as for you and me."

    much love...

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  4. Lovely as always.I like to be positive, but there is much to do.

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  5. You've written a deeply touching prayer-song, Sherry. My favourite lines are:
    'seeds grow, trees breathe,
    the eternal waves
    ebb and flow upon the tides'.

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  6. Become one with life ... Wise words.

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  7. Michael Jackson's song:
    "Heal the world we live in,
    save it for the children."

    If that's the feeling and the assertion then it'll ensure continuity and thus preserves the human race.

    Hank

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  8. "Become one" with everything...

    So mote it be!

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  9. Hippie song, "Listen to the children," crying.
    My first thought, anti-war.
    ..

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  10. Hippie song, "Listen to the children," crying.
    My first thought, anti-war.
    ..

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