Member of the Family

Member of the Family

Call me mother, call me father,
call me source of life and strength
call me sister, call me brother
call me only home and hearth
call me garden of paradise
call me member of the family
call me earth.

This poem is a work in progress, but I thought it would be nice to respond to Pen’s beautiful post.
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22 Responses to Member of the Family

  1. Monica says:

    What a lovely thing to say, Sandy. Thank you. I’ll be checking out your site again, too.

  2. SandySays1 says:

    Both the Geezer and I love your work. This post is exceptional, Monica.

  3. Monica says:

    I very much enjoy your perspective and the link to Thomas Friedman and appreciate your comment so much.

  4. i like this. there is a flattening of knowledge and the distance between “us” too.
    keep writing. your work is lovely

  5. Monica says:

    Hi Bluebee, What a lovely comment! Thank you!

  6. bluebee says:

    This poem’s melodic flow expresses beautifully the notion of collective consciousness. bb

  7. penpusherpen says:

    You hit the nail on the head, Monica, and I’ve wondered that too, that there’s no thought about where it all ends up, the food chain that’s where, it poisons all it touches and leaves a trail a mile wide …We have such a deadly effect on this planet, because we do not flow with Nature, we try to fight against her. The lesson is never learned, despite the proof that shows up again and again, tinker with cycle of life and you end up breaking the fragile bond that keeps everything running smoothly. My thanks to you too…xx

  8. Monica says:

    Hi Scent of my heart, Thanks for visiting and commenting. I like the theme very much and will check it out. Thank you!

  9. Monica says:

    Hi Marjie, Thank you very much!

  10. Monica says:

    Dear Kenny, So happy to see you visiting. Happy almost spring! Your comment made me laugh – I’m sure Andro is a great – and responsible – partier, as befitting a prospective member of Parliament. All good wishes to you.

  11. Scent of my heart says:

    Hi, how are you?

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  12. Scent of my heart says:

    Agree with all previous comments. Short, right to the point, beautiful.

  13. Hi Monica. I like this, short, sharp and to the point !
    Have a good weekend xxx

  14. kenny2dogs says:

    Hello my dear Monica.
    What more can I say that has not already been stated here. I agree with all that has been expressed. I am amused with my friend Androgoth’s highlighting of “lager and beer cans”. Of which I know he is rather an authority lol .
    I look forward to reading your poem, in it’s entirety.
    take care my friend.

  15. Monica says:

    Dear Androgoth, I love your comment – thank you for it. Have you considered running for office? I think England needs a Gothic member of Parliament. Have a terrific weekend, my friend.

  16. andro51 says:

    I really like your poems Monica and although you say that this one is a work in progress you were right to add it here, we as humans should always consider what we use and how we use it, even those ridiculous plastic holders that cover cans of lager and beer should be individually pulled apart before discarding them into our dustbins as a bird could quite easily become entangled within it, and the many other differing aspects of our everyday lives has a consequence on our wild animals if we do not think carefully about how and where we dispose of our waste…

    Dolphins, Whales, Sharks and other mammals getting caught in fishing nets, nets that are cast into the sea without a second thought, other disgraceful happenings around the globe such as oil spillages and careless usage of our many, many other daily products, many with such devastating results against our wildlife…

    One only has to think before acting…

    Yes, indeed a very good poem my wicked friend…

    Androgoth XXx

  17. Monica says:

    Dear Laz, Thank you so much for visiting, commenting, and sharing. I so admire and enjoy your perspective.

  18. Monica says:

    Pen, your comment and link make me very emotional, too. Thank you! What an interesting thought about humans acting like teenagers. That seems just right — we need to grow up and consider the consequences of our behavior. That herbicide we use when we could go out and dig up a weed — where does it go and who gets to ingest it? That plastic carton our organic greens come packaged in — is it heading for the ocean? I’ll stop for the moment. Many thanks for sharing your thoughts and poetry.

  19. Monica says:

    Hi Ian, Thank you for this beautiful comment. I like your new gravatar, too.

  20. A beautiful writing exposing just who we are , ashes to ashes , dust to dust , from the earth we are born and to the earth we return , the spirit of the land is in all of us.
    Thank you.
    Ian aka Emu

  21. penpusherpen says:

    I just wish I could press the like button a hundred times, Monica…I must be very emotional today, ‘cos I’ve got tears in my eyes!! .. Wonderful words, Monica, and a wonderful poem, WIP though it be….. which does get to the real feelings we should all have for this Planet we call home…but which we use a teenagers, unthinking and unfeeling more times that not…
    This link says it all really…

    I am so glad you liked my offering, it almost wrote itself…xPenx

  22. lazfreedman says:

    I like this one so much, Monica 🙂
    it just feels good, Thanks
    Peace to you,

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