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June 12, 2020

Mama Earth: Thank you for All You Do. {Poem}

 

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Ever since I became vegan, my heart goes out to the animals and to the planet.

And ever since, I have been advocating for them—the voiceless—through a plant-based diet and mindful choices. It was not always like that though.

I was a vegetarian for health reasons for many years. When I became more aware of the animal industry and how the animals are treated and how our diet affects the environment, I chose to be vegan.

Being a yoga teacher and student, my practice has taught me to be mindful of how my actions affect everyone and everything around me. I know that I am responsible for my choices. So when I completed my Holistic Nutrition program, I decided to become a plant-based nutritionist.

Not only am I able to help others feel better and improve their health through plant-based nutrition, but I am also able to contribute positively to planetary health.

I am sharing with you this poem that I made for Mama Earth as an overflow of my compassion and love for her.

Mama Earth’s Love

Your love is true
Even before I knew.
You never fail
To care beyond compare.

We use you
Even exploit you.
We take you for granted
Live like how we wanted.

Animals so dear
Now live in fear
Instead of playing
They are dying.

Still, you keep giving
You keep providing
Even if you bleed
For us to succeed.

The colors you bring
Water like spring.
Beauty everywhere
Beyond compare.

Seasons change
Resources remain
You adapt
So we can act.

Mama, thank you
For all that you do.
Time to see
Our responsibility.

To preserve you
To respect you
Make you happy
And live freely.

~

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