M. Linda Steffey


RESPONSIBLE DOMINION
Poetry by M. Linda Steffey

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RESPONSIBLE DOMINION
Poetry by M. Linda Steffey

Wilderness speaks to my heart....
Her soothing silence comforts my soul
And rests my spirit...
The clear, magic of birdsong
Delights my ears....

Are we not "Keepers of the Garden"?
Protectors of the "Rivers of Life"?
The rich earth is my mother
My flesh is her kin...
She shelters my soul
My beating heart....

She gives life to the flower, tree
And nourishes the rabbit, deer..
She cradles the whale in her bosom
And there is good in all that is
Alive....

All life belongs to God...
For His great, wonderous spirit
Lives in all He has created...
No matter how large..
How small!

He has only lent us
The flowers on the hill..
The deer in the wood..
The whale in the sea...
And made us stewards of
The earth....

Self is our enemy!
Let us not be selfish..
For these gifts will be no more!
Wisdom, speak to our hearts,
For we cannot make an eagle
Nor even it's feathers!

Wilderness speaks to my heart
For it is the voice of God
I hear in the wind...
And in lilting birdsong...
The cry of wolves at night...
The voice of life!
Extinction is a sad word
For it means forever.....

(c) M. Linda Steffey 1986