Photo from Mazie Lane & Robert O'Hearn
When I walk the Earth I feel my Mother's skin Beneath my bare feet. Oh, my strong Brothers, Oh, my sweet Sisters, Feel how alive She is! I hear Her lifeblood Rushing down the rivers, Into the heart of the Ocean. Do you hear it, too, Flowing in the streams And through your veins? When I gaze at the horizon, I know the breadth of shoulders That can bear my burdens. She embraces us With infinite compassion, But do we hug Her back? Each time you breathe in, You inhale Her spirit and Share in Her livelihood. Every word I breathe is A hymn of praise to Her, A blessing on Her trees. And each time the Sun rises Or sets, I know my Father Has stooped to kiss Her. He loves my Mother, Defends and supports Her With every ray of His power. You have received His blessing. Does gratitude rise in your heart Whenever you see His face? These are truly my Parents. With my whole heart I will keep The commandment to honor Them.