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Mother Earth

October 18, 2014
By Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
324 articles 10 photos 1166 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks


The soft dirt I lie on comforts my shaking frame,
The familiar smell of dust exudes a place to rid the blame.

Mother Earth combs my hair with branches filled with leaves,
A natural healing place, where everyone believes.

The sight of life, prominent in growing petals,
And energy of fire, lying in old metals.

Her soft voice flowing through the mountains,
A tale told so long ago, a secret in the fountains.

Her presence is always near, though few truly see,
And the hope she gives out has done so much for me.

Do you hear the chirping sparrows, flying out above?
Or the falling rain, the feathers of a dove?

The colors of fall, browns and reds,
A springtime oasis of flower beds.

Nothing can fix what breaks or tears,
Than a sweet place without cares.

Call out to Earth and find a retreat of harmonious love,
And bind all your fears in the form of a glove.

Tend to your dreams with tenderness too
Garden your life and hope when you do.


A heart is open if only you’ll look,
So go out and listen to the babbling brook.

A new home is waiting out by the pond,
and you mother is there, calling so fond.


The author's comments:

I find restoration and new life in Mother Earth :) Planting a garden, going 'rock finding' and making natural crafts keep me feeling clost to Nature and happy inside. Maybe helping out our planet will give you hope too, after all Earth is the only place with chocolate ;)


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on Nov. 19 2014 at 10:25 am
Nightingale74 PLATINUM, Beavercreek, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"When you need something to believe in, believe in yourself."
"A poem unwritten is only a thought; unshared, unsaid..."

Yes...one can never love chocolate too much!! :)

on Nov. 19 2014 at 8:08 am
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
324 articles 10 photos 1166 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks

Thanks! lol I love chocolate... A lot. I also love your comments! And your work. And chocolate. Did I say chocloate?

on Nov. 19 2014 at 12:54 am
Nightingale74 PLATINUM, Beavercreek, Ohio
46 articles 0 photos 154 comments

Favorite Quote:
"When you need something to believe in, believe in yourself."
"A poem unwritten is only a thought; unshared, unsaid..."

Umm...so I was going to comment on this amazing poem, but then I made the mistake of reading the previous comments first...and I found that TheComet has already said everything I was going to say, and they said it much more eloquently than anything I would have said. So...Liv, just know that I agree with TheComet's comment :) I would also like to say that I was fascinated with the way you described nature as a healing and renewing power. I especially liked the very first line because of the image I associate with it, of an upset person, shaking either with sobs or terror or cold, lying down in the dirt and being comforted by its soft and forgiving surface. It was very unique and beautiful; I've never thought of nature in that sense before, so I thank you for enlightening me with your mesmerizing words ;) I also want to say that I loved your ryhme! ;) And...I also loved the last line in your author's message...because it is VERY true. Earth is the only place with chocolate, which makes me very happy that I live here ;)

on Oct. 22 2014 at 2:28 pm
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
324 articles 10 photos 1166 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks

That means sooooooo much to me! Thank you so so soso much!!!! XD

on Oct. 22 2014 at 1:10 pm
TheComet PLATINUM, Mostaganem, Other
22 articles 1 photo 439 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret" -Ambrose Bierce
" Be yourself! Everybody else is already taken ;)"
"Don't go where the path leads you. Go instead where there's no path and leave a trail ;)"-R.W.Emerson

WoW this is so beautiful ^_^ so wonderfully amazing and especially very true. I truly don't know what to say, cuz anything would sound just cheep and senseless compared to what you created "a Marvellous Poem" I felt every single word and I pictured the whole scene right in front of me while I was reading. WoW Liv you are so talented!! Please keep it up and never stop writing, you really can do so much with those elegant and honest words of yours. You can reach the depth of every heart just like you did here with mine. It left a deep impact on me. God this is so beautiful!! I simply love it. Thank you so much for sharing this my dear ^__^ 5 stars with no hesitation :D


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