how did we come (14 Sept 2010)

22 Sep

How did we come to water,
or water come to us…
because we needed to drink, yes
but it’s drawn out like emotions, teased
into existence, because
we had to master survival,
like there’s a rhythm for us to learn.

How did we come by air,
because it’s invisible to us really
so innate, intrinsic, inherent
and yet at one point, someone said
we breath… Air. And now
we think and think
and think, like we deserve it.

How did we respond to earth
as something under us,
or in our way, or to be climbed over.
How did we skip over the grace
of our earth in a few short decades,
and not see every variation
as part of our survival.

How did we learn about fire,
watching it burst into heat
and light and roar with total
indifference, and somehow we kept
a little parcel of this sacred,
held by sacred people
to light the way.

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2 Responses to “how did we come (14 Sept 2010)”

  1. Jingle September 24, 2010 at 4:16 pm #

    love water and human relations…
    divine poem!

  2. Bodhirose September 25, 2010 at 7:13 am #

    This sounded very Native American to me, Squashed Mosquito, because they were people who valued the earth and its resources as so sacred. Now…it’s taken for granted and wasted without a thought.

    Thanks for a gentle reminder of that which should be so treasured.

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