Be still dear heart! Look above to a star,
It has eons of noble endurance.
We brave all the fears and sorrows that are
Always upon us in our daily dance.
Star is radiant as it shines nightly.
As it did when Mother Earth was young still,
And everything in the sky shone brightly.
Ancient trees still standing upon a hill,
And throughout their long life they have endured,
All kinds of weather and sorrows they heard,
Nature survives, replenishes its needs,
And even nourishes the lowly weeds.
Why is it we cannot, humanity,
Be as noble as what in nature we see?
Note From Author: Changed second to last line from “Can we as one with all humanity” to “Why is it we cannot, humanity, “.
© 2017 Phyllis Doyle Burns