Mother Earth, Where Are You?

Mother Earth, Where are You?

This sandy air has no moisture to it

I feel the coming rage

Slumped shoulders bring war

Started by the chaos of a plague


If I have committed sins

I have asked for forgiveness

But I see Pharaoh

Judgement is imminent, nevertheless


I won the lottery

A chance of a lifetime

To be enslaved

You think I have it made


I see people not smile

It breaks my very core

I see the political system in upheaval

My praying knees are so feeble


This world is changing again

But for the worst

A pregnant planet

Whose sick baby is coming forth


So speedy and slick

When left to our own devices

We are weak and scared

Only holding it up closer in a crisis


No, I do care

Do you care that I have tended this garden of life?

I feel desperation coming through

Mother Earth, where are you?


(C) Carly Wiggins 2021

Mother Nature Musing

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As I stroll over to the orchard bench, I notice sunlight setting on a hill nearby. It creates a shadow with a red rue. It’s a subtle beauty. It briefly reminds me to forget all my recent unfortunate occurrences. The cascading shadow is a promise taking shape — lights, and shadows are blending in harmony. As humans, we get stuck on the little things that no longer serve us. The times we get stuck in traffic, deadlines we have to make, being sick and receiving an unfortunate prognosis, we forgot to look inward instead of outward. The external beauty of nature reminds me to look internally. Nature is like medicine to let go of past regret and shame to see life as it truly is.

We may be late to work because of traffic but if we always try our best to be on time, does it really matter in the scheme of things? If our boss doesn’t understand that it was because of traffic, then don’t take it personally, but look at that hill in the orchard with that cascading shadow and life will make more sense. We are the neurotic ones living with Mother Nature, who sustains more balance and flexibility than we give it credit.

I can struggle with inflexibility to changes to my routine. I like change if it’s an exciting change that I have been through before. But unexpected and dubious change is the worst. One time, I flew and there was a two-hour layover to my connecting flight. After two hours we were told we had to change planes so there was another hour delay. Flying, waiting, and getting home late isn’t something I enjoy. Like anyone, I just want to get there. I am just more anxious about the delays than someone who is more chill with the unknown.

However, nature changes seasons without a second thought. From fall to winter to spring to summer. It doesn’t willfully decide to say fall is almost over; we aren’t going to change to winter and cover the ground with snow. No, the temperatures drop, and the rain turns to snow. It is a beautiful event to witness — nature at its best.

The ground encloses with sheets of snow, purifying and, however, dissonant to those who stand in its way. Mother Nature only plays one game, and that is the game of “keep up with me.” But if you play her game, you’ll be surely blessed. We have seen what happens when we don’t play along. I believe God and Mother Nature go hand in hand.

But Mother Nature and humanity will be restored to its original intention and beauty (even though it is still beautiful) when God creates a new Earth. For the Bible says in Romans 8:18-21, “I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed. For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the freedom and glory of the children of God” (NIV).

How Can I?

Leaves

I ask if you love them
You say, “How can I?”
“I am only human”
But we are called to a higher place
To love everyone

I ask if you felt whole by them
You say, “How can I?”
They always get under someone’s skin
But we are to look into our own eyes
And pull out the planks

People change like every season
Broken promises like leaves
Fall like Mother Nature teasin’
We crush them with our feet
And walk forward

Where’s peace and justice?
I am not really sure
I just see evil persist
But when the leaves fall
They will return to the Earth

(C) Carly Wiggins 2019

Nature Blues

 

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The rivulet caressingly moves through the banks

While the brooks ebbs through the meadows

The river moves through the rocks

While the veins in my heart flows

There are highs and lows

Like the enchanting valleys

Or the mountains with dust of snows

 

I want a life like nature

Purposeful and serene

But the blood veins of my heart get stuck

And my bones are gettting lean

And I feel sickly with a face that’s green

I need destiny once again

A hope that’s rising like I’ve never seen

(C) Carly Wiggins 2018

Daily word prompt:

Rivulet

Disgraceful Swan

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I was one of many swans

In a spacious pond

 

Every swan was peaceful

They rode the waters with such ease

As they rode they felt an adventurous pull

 

Everywhere they went they were seekers

Seekers of food and a scenic swim

And mothers taught their young like teachers

 

But not I

I cannot lie

 

I would hunt for food and push others away

It would annoy the other swans

So I was a famished swan by day

 

At night I would get lost and cry with a yelp

It would ruffle their feathers

They would ignore my cry for help

 

I felt so utterly alone

Like my heart was made of stone

 

They thought I was greedy

But deep inside I knew the truth

I was just desperately needy

 

From dusk to dawn I’ve learned the hard way

I will always just be a disgraceful swan

 

(C) Carly Wiggins 2018

Photo credit: Roeselien Ramond

God’s Beautiful and Complete Design

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The rushing wind

Begins to ascend

Into my curly hair

Waving to and fro

As the sun lightly touches my skin

Like a big warm yellow kiss

 

Nature is wonderfully regulated and defined

By God’s design

By His elegant and delicate system

 

If you believe we got here through evolution

Or the big bang

Please use your intuition

God is the inventor behind it all

 

Just look at peacocks with their magnificent color array

Or a swan gracefully as she may

It’s a part of God’s beautiful and complete design

(C) Carly Wiggins 2018