1. Our Mother Earth

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    Cardamom rainforest in Cambodia

    As I walk across the earth,
    thousands of things I get to see.
    Birds fly high, soaring higher,
    and on the flowers I hear the buzz of bees.

    The sun at the dawn, rises within the hills.
    Mountains covered with snow,
    shining like the crown of silver.
    And the waves touching the cliffs.
    The waterfall flowing down
    the green-blue mountains.
    Rivers forming a dream delta
    before entering the sea.

    And while walking on the beach at night,
    I feel the cool and sweet smelling breeze.
    The slashing sound still feels like
    the sound of love and peace.
    The moon over the sea,
    shining like a ball of gold.
    And in every step my eyes hold wonder.
    I bend on my knee
    to thank the mother earth,
    And is the truth.
    it’s a great pleasure for me,
    to live in this wonderland.

    Source: Family Friend Poems
    © Shweta Banerjee


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