- A mother strong had birthed that day the sun, the moon, and stars.
- She placed each one upon the sky—the night and day apart.
- The waters from within her womb now baptized all the earth
- With rivers, oceans, lakes, and streams, all products of that birth.
- Another day, the mother bore all seeds of every kind,
- Then planted them in soil enriched by water, blood entwined.
- Each seed grew up so mighty, strong, warmed by the sun above,
- And flowered, fruited, bounty grew, nourished by Mother’s love.
- On the third day, from Mother dear, came fin, and wing, and paw.
- “It is good,” our mother said, as she looked out and saw
- The measure of creation made, each type and, too, each kind.
- “But even ’mong my children here, there’re some I do not find.”
- So on day four, she birthed once more, and out came those like her:
- Her beauty, strength, persistence, brains, and meekness, courage sure.
- Her creation now complete, she drew her children near:
- The beasts, the fowl, the fish, the plants, the humans—her whole sphere.
- She counselled them, “You all are one, through birth, and life, and death.
- You take, you give, you show respect, in appetite and breath.”
- And then she spoke specifically to those who she’d birthed last.
- “Because you look and act like me, the torch to you I pass.
- To you the role of gardener, to nurture and to grow,
- To you the role of shepherd, too, each beast and bird to know.
- To you the keeper of the sea, to keep it full of life.
- To you protector of the sky, the source of breath and light.”
- Concluding now her court divine, she shared a sacred truth,
- “Your death is not the end for you; for yours’ a godly youth.
- Just as I planted seed on earth, I planted seed in you,
- A seed that grows with trial and curse, and wisdom, pow’r its fruit.
- The roots that grow within your heart will reach up toward me.
- The branches stretching out in faith, embrace eternity.
- Divinity is in your past, your future it entwines,
- For you, my children, each of you, is naturally divine.”
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