M. Linda Steffey


MOTHER GOD
Poetry by M. Linda Steffey

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MOTHER GOD
Poetry by M. Linda Steffey

She stands tall and strong
With many leaves for Her hair
She is fir, pine, and spruce
Chopped down without a care!

She lives in rich, deep valleys
With different kinds of coat..
In feathers, scales, or hair
The fox, the mountain goat!

She lives beneath the stone
She soars the heavens blue
She is the hawk, the dove
The black man, red man, you!...

She is the laughing waters..
The grasses 'neath our feet
The butterfly, the moth
The springtime flowers sweet!

She's the bovine we slaughter
She's the elk, the deer we shoot!
The goose, the duck, coyote..
The whale, the dolphin, coot!

The Bible makes it very clear
She will destroy gun and knife
All weapons of destruction
Which kills Her animal life!

Read the Book of Hosea
Eighteen through twenty, Chapter two..
She made a pact with animals
To punish for what we do!

If mankind slays the ox
It's as if he slays a man
She is a part of all things
That She made with loving hand;

Respect for animals, nature
So the Old Testament teaches
Kill them...we kill ourselves
Better practice what it teaches!

The spider weaves beside my door
I protect her as the dove
All creatures great and beautiful
Made with Mother God's love!....

(c) M. Linda Steffey 1990