Posted in Artist Group A, Poetry, Sustainability, symbiosis

Art In Coexistence | Mother Earth

Dear Reader,

The image below is an artwork created by Garry McMillan, who’s sent in some very impressive pieces of art! I will definitely be sharing more of his work throughout this project. Furthermore, we’ll be collaborating on an artist portrait later on.

He’s submitted his artwork with the caption ” “Be good to her and she will be good to you” – Taking care of the earth like we should.”

Now, on poetry. I wrote this poem somewhere in the second week of the dutch (partial) lock-down. I had this strong feeling we were being corrected by the Earth as a mother, sending her children to their rooms.

Mother Earth

We were all sent to our rooms
to overthink what we’ve been doing
Some of it was clever, gold-hearted and pure
but with most of what we’ve been building
we did not consider the damage
Mother Earth has had to endure

At some point, we don’t know when
we’ll open up our doors, facing a brand new chance
and some day we’ll be back in the theaters
together, to join hands and dance
but first we have to accept that we are not in charge
we’ll have to make amends

In some ways our population equals a teenager,
constantly testing just how far we can go
but it’s time to level to our true power
Counting up our combined ages
We’ll reach maturity as we grow

Mother Earth will always be above us
but like any other parent, She wants us to live
We’ll have to realize, like any other being
there is only so much she can give

Let’s not take our precious Earth for granted.

3 thoughts on “Art In Coexistence | Mother Earth

  1. I think this poem is amazing and the writing couldn’t be more true! Unfortunately we don’t wanna learn from our mistakes like a teenager, but if we don’t start learning it’ll be too late. As some teenagers we don’t wanna make a mistake we can’t come back from.

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