We are Sharing in the Life That Sustains


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Under your branches,
-Amidst the singing leaves-
I am cooled by your shadow
As we share our breath.

I am taking from you,
As you are giving to me,
We are sharing in the life that sustains.

Divinity starts within your roots,
-Shared in the air that surrounds-
I am enchanted by your beauty
And the strength that you hold

I want to give back to you
And let you take from me.
We are sharing in the life that sustains.

You hold carbon within
-Enduring to make your contribution-
A motivation to do the same
An inspiration to stand for life

I want to honor the life we share
And stand tall for Mother Earth.
We are sharing in the life that sustains.

Watching Indigenous people from around the world fighting against fossil fuels from their lands and forests, I was inspired to reflect on the gifts a tree provides. In many ways I question the ways that I live and long to reconnect with Mother Earth. I believe it is with love and respect that we can share in the life that sustains. Without material wealth, we can stand strong and united in a life that speaks to our soul.

Published by Astrid's Words

Astrid Hardjana-Large is an inspirational author who enjoys Life and adversity. She is motivated to share her inspiration from Life experiences and encourages readers to persevere on the journey of Life.

4 thoughts on “We are Sharing in the Life That Sustains

  1. That’s so true, Astrid. I think we all get caught up in our own lives and forget the big picture i.e as you’ve said, our connection with nature and the need to truly live with her. That’s a beautiful piece and I liked the inspiration behind it.

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