I am your mother: do not neglect me!
Children, protect me - I need your trust:
my breath is your breath,
my death is your death,
ashes to ashes, dust into dust.
I am your nurture: do not destroy me!
Love and enjoy me, savor my fruit;
my good is your good,
my food is your food,
water and flower, branches and root.
I am your lodging: do not abuse me!
Tenderly use me, soothing my scars;
my health is your health,
my wealth is your wealth,
shining with promise, set among stars.
God is our maker: do not deny God,
challenge, defy God, threaten this place:
life is to cherish -
care, or we perish!
I am your mother, tears on my face...