When she came, I was nothing but a smear upon the floor..
Her mission was to rescue me, her goal, was to restore..
All that I used to be, all that had been before…
But I did not deserve her attention or her special love..
I was an empty void of everything, a discarded workman’s glove..
I was a pointless, worthless mess and she.. an angel from above…
Like a lovely, fragrant Springtime breeze, she swept across my universe..
All the sins I’d played, mistakes I’d made.. she put them in reverse..
With the simple touch of her enchanted hand, she lifted off my curse…
I was reborn, I was a human being, with muscle meld to bone..
My heart began to beat once more with a rhythm all its own..
With her sweet breath she filled my lungs, till death was overthrown…
“Mother Earth” I whispered.. “Why bother to rescue such a man?”
She simply smiled, and thought a while, then reached out with her hand..
“There is no one, there is only all.. survive together.. that is my one command.”
“Live with and love all creatures, take nothing more than you might need..
Do not destroy my web of life.. from ignorance.. fear.. or greed..
From the Earth you come, and to me you will return.. listen.. and succeed…”
When she left me, I was nothing like I had ever been before..
Her mission was to rescue us, her goal.. to help us soar..
All that humanity used to be.. reborn.. connected.. forevermore…
Day 29… Image 29… Poem 29….
Words and Image by Cicely Robin Laing ©2015