A poem : We are Made of the Moon
We are made of the moon,
You are made of the stars.
From one giant bang we all were born,
In tiny micro biology form.
Through stories of history and evolvement and survival,
Through plagues and battles and beasts we’ve won.
The fittest survived.
We can thank the resilience of our grandmothers that our line continues on.
We’ve travelled the world,
Crossed distant shores,
Where new generations were born.
Our bodies and bloods mingled
but still we see ourselves divided
Love and hated making us drifters.
We are nourished through the soil
Where our ancestors lie
Fertilised by the death of all life that has gone before
The plants and animals become part of our bodies
What nourishes them, nourishes us
The rivers and the oceans flow through us, as the water cycles round
The moons pulls us by our watery innards
The darkness cradles us into sleep
And the momentum of the earth like a pendulum rocks us
As each day passes in 12 hours
And each night in another 12
The seasons and the weather send us in cycles
Each harvest offering its fruits
We breathe one air
Breathe out the same co2
Returned to us by the trees and oceans
Nourished by the soil and the rivers running through us
We sweat and cry the same salt carried on the wind
The gravity holds us down
Pinning us to our root
So we don’t float away
We build homes from the rock and trees to shelter us
Every single thing is formed from an element of life that existed before us
The same chemical elements and compounds create everything that exists
The same energy transfers that has always been here
Nothing new can be created
It was always here we just use and recycle it
In a perfect atmosphere of temperate equilibrium of the sun's warmth
From the meadow, we built a city
And from the city, we search for the meadow
Is the meadow still in us?
Can we see ourselves back to the moon?
Back to the stardust we all came from
Then we will find that we are all connected
Connected to the earth
Connected and the same as each other
Connected to the start
And the stars and the moon
And if you can understand that
Then you may also note, that the great power that created that first bang
That created it all
Was not small
And flows through us
And it was the resilient who survived it all
And you may discover a creator who created creators to create
And be part of it all and we reincarnate into a fresh expression of life
To nurture and take care of it all.