10/05/2015 8:38 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

An Ode To Mother Earth

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It's Mother's Day and this is a small tribute to the greatest mother of all -- Mother Earth.

My world, my life, my soul.

The one who has made me who I am.

Who embraces me for who I am.

However I am.

Always giving.

Unquestioningly. Unconditionally.

And I invariably ask for more.

My shelter, my comfort, my sense of home.

The only familiarity I can depend on.

Without a thought.

She is the ground beneath my feet

that I take for granted.

The sheets of rain that hide my tears.

The drop of sunshine that makes my heart sing.

And she sings with me.

In a soft voice I can barely hear.

Because I choose not to.

She whispers secrets

that fade away with the breeze.

I am only listening

to the rush inside my head.

She accepts me for everything.

She accepts my everything.

And I give her so much.

Of nothing at all.

And yet, she smiles.

As she wakes me up every dawn.

For a fresh, new day.

A gentle reminder

of how blessed I am.

And that it's never too late

to start again.

This is my mother.

She's your mother too.

Our mother.

Always listen to your mother, they say.

So when was the last time we heard

what Mother Earth had to say?