“I held you close to me,

And rocked you for eons.

I wanted your heart to be filled,

And your senses to be alive,

I longed for your inner spirit to be strong,

And your soul to be deep.

 

But I knew that as you changed through time,

Your steady wisdom would let you know

That my lullaby was not enough

To help you fathom

The carelessness above and around us.

I knew that you would someday cry.

 

You joined in with all the others,

As every stone cried,

Lamenting the neglect

Of the soil, water, and plants,

The animals and people.

It is time to cry.

If only tears could wash away injustice.”