Sheila Williams ~ Singing Cloud
I DO NOT!
No, I do not worship the Sun:
I give thanks to Creator
For the honor of enjoying the beauty
He has gifted in the new rising sun.
No, I do not worship the waters or the rocks,
the four legs or the feathered:
rather I am humbled by the
loving lessons of these my Elders.
No, I do not worship the Mother Earth,
the stars, the moon, or the Four Winds:
I give honor and respect to the One who Created all.
No, my chanting and dances
or beating the drum is not for your enjoyment,
to show off, or bring rain:
these, my friend, are humble thankful prayers.
Yes, I pray everyday from the sunrise on,
my heart is deeply grateful
for each and everything that is shared,
for these are lessons teaching me.
Yes, I am connected to all things that share my world,
and I believe all things have a spirit
even rocks and trees:
they feel pain and hurt just like you and me.
Yes, my heart is filled with peace
at the speaking of my Elders:
I hear the whispers of the ancients in every wind that blows.
Yes, I believe we are the Keepers of our Mother Earth,
and I believe we owe to her our duty
to keep her clean and keep the Balance.
Each race Creator made, He gave to them a gift:
if we are willing to share the world in peace
all would be given lessons they should learn.
It does not matter your color or your creed,
what matters in this life
is what you are willing to give,
not how much you have or what you can take.
Our Mother Earth will be healed
with or without your help:
it is those who understand this
that will survive to do their sacred duty!
©Copyright September 29, 2009 by Sheila Williams ~ Singing Cloud