Motherland

The term ‘motherland’ refers to one’s native country, but Gaia (the being who inhabits the earth), acknowledges no borders, boundaries, or dividing lines upon her land. The entire planet is, in fact, the motherland. We are one world and one people, if we could only remember.

Motherland
by Carolyn Glackin
Oh the Mother
How she cries
How she shrieks, and wails, and moans
In an endless lamentation
That I feel deep within my bones
Sometimes she is angry
Like when people strip her bare
And she yells in thunderous rage
While I remind her life’s not fair
Quite often, she is somber
Like when she tells me of our birth
As I hear the death knell ringing
From all corners of the earth
She said our souls are cosmic
And we come here from afar
But she, Gaia, is our mother
Even though we hail from stars
She tells me of our bodies
How she fashions them with love
From her soil, we arise
Upon our death, we rise above
Then one day she told me
That she gifted us with color
Never knowing it would cause us
To turn from one another
She thought we’d see the beauty
Of all the different hues
And it absolutely kills her
That we pick sides, wage wars, abuse
Sometimes her heart’s so heavy
That I swear I hear it beating
As she mourns lives lost to bloodshed
And history repeating
There are those precious moments
When she’ll smile and laugh and sing
Like when the sun is shining
And when truth and freedom ring
I ask about her scars
Seen all throughout the land
She says she loves them dearly
In ways I wouldn’t understand
I ask her if she hates us
If she wishes we would leave her
But she says we are her heart
Though we forsake her and deceive her
The Earth can do without us
She’d thrive and flourish sweetly
It’s we humans that need her
So fully and completely
So doesn’t that say something?
Is not the message clear?
We abuse her and defile her
And yet, she keeps us safely here
I know of no love greater
No love more pure and true
Than a love that’s given freely
Yet asks not a thing of you.
Copyright Carolyn Glackin/The Angel Scribe 2018.
Art by Jenness Cortez Perlmutter.

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March Waltzes In

March Waltzes In
by Carolyn Glackin
February, cold and dreary
Leaves us longing
For the sun
All the snow and ice must go
Goodbye winter,
It’s been fun!
Ready now for golden rays
To brighten up
Our endless days
And raise our weary gardens
From their slumber
And right on time,
As if on cue
March comes waltzing in
With all it’s thunder
A bit of rain,
But I’ll not complain
For soon we’ll see the fruits
Of March’s labor
As flowers and trees
And birds and bees
Reconnect us with our yards
And with our neighbors
Such a wonderful thing
Is the warmth March brings
Not only to our world
But to our hearts
Reminding us
Without a doubt
Of all the love and beauty
Spring imparts.

Copyright Carolyn Glackin 2018.
Art by Deyanira Harris.

Mother Nature’s Majesty

Mother Nature’s Majesty
by Carolyn Glackin
Mother Nature’s majesty
Delights our grateful eyes
With flowers in full bloom
And starry nighttime skies
Mountains in the mist
Are rooted in my heart
Telling stories to my soul
Long after we must part
The endless blue of oceans
The deep greens of the wild
Spark my imagination
With the innocence of a child
And I don’t suppose I’ve mentioned
How I dearly love the trees
The wise ones of the woods
Who live their lives at ease
The forest is my temple
And my soul lives in the moors
Oh how I’ve given thanks
For all this beauty, mine and yours
I shall be forever humbled
And grateful through all my years
For every gift from Mother Nature
I thank her with my tears
Simple words are not enough
For the splendor of which I speak
So I sit in sacred silence
And water the Earth as I weep.
Copyright Carolyn Glackin 2018.
Image credited to Everild Wolfden via DeviantART.

One Love 

​One Love

by: Carolyn Glackin ♡
Hail to the wise ones 

Our knowledge protectors 

Hail to the peacekeepers 

Our evil deflectors 

All hail the Ancients

Still walking the land

Whispering to us

Lending a hand

Praise the Earth angels

And bless their big hearts

Give thanks for their love

And all they impart 

We each have a mission

We’re part of the whole 

Peace is the motive

Love is the goal.
*Image found on Google Chrome

Humble Earth 

By: Carolyn Glackin 

Glowing embers in the ethers
Magic in the mountains
An ever present sereptitude
Springing forth from fountains

A long and lovely soliloquy
Bursting forth from canyons
Resolving all disquietude
Making out of us companions

Offering nature’s finest treasures
To hearts both young and old
Not restricted to nobility
Yet no lesser than finest gold

Bounty of the Gods
Herein made manifest
Reminds us to be humble
And shows us that we’re blessed

For all the Earth’s an offering 
Of joyous, endless beauty
To receive it all with open hearts
Is perhaps the noblest duty.

High Praise for the Ground Crew

​Attention all people who are out there doing whatever they can to put some joy, peace, love, humor and healing into this beautiful world of ours: THANK YOU VERY MUCH!! You are my peace partners and I’m so grateful for you and all that you do!! Don’t worry about whether or not it’s enough, it is. Don’t fret about whether or not you’re doing it the right way, you are. Just keep showing up and doing what you do in your own special way and know that you’ve made a positive impact and a difference. Big love coming at you my friends… very big love. ❤

If We Must Have a Leader, Let Love Rule

Dear Prospective Pacifists,

So many throughout this great country and indeed throughout our entire wonderful world are angry, frustrated, scared and confused. Rightfully so I’d say, what with the state of affairs we currently find ourselves in. I believe that it’s important to keep our emotions in check at all times but certainly at times when everyone else’s are escalating. Emotions are powerful things with a life force all their own and they have an effect on far more people than just ourselves.  It’s in our own best interest as well as for the sake of those around us that we do our best to be the presence of peace and love in all situations and with whomever we encounter. This doesn’t mean we ignore the fact that there are real issues that need to be dealt with and it doesn’t mean that we have to pretend that everything is just fine when it clearly isn’t. What it does mean, however, is that even with all that’s going on around us, we don’t have to let it take root within us.

Each of us alone are the master and tenant of our earthly vessels. We get to decide which emotions we choose to take up residence in there. By actively choosing to be the presence of peace and love, we’re helping to reduce the level of fear and chaos in the minds of those around us. If your children, spouse, partner, friends, etc see you looking and acting calm and peaceful, it helps them to do the same.

In my opinion, the acts of violence that have been taking place around the globe have done far more than rob people of their lives, they have also robbed many of their peace of mind. Beyond that, these acts have incited more anger and civil unrest than anything else I can think of.

It’s very natural to be horrified and angry and scared by all of it but we must be careful and vigilant about emotions of that nature. If allowed to linger, eventually they take root in our hearts and minds which ultimately causes us to move further away from a loving, peaceful outlook.

Let us remind ourselves that though we may get angry, love does not attack; though we may be fearful, love does not instill fear in others; and though we may want to put a stop to all of the unjustness in the world, love doesn’t seek revenge. Instead, it seeks out peaceful solutions that unite us rather than divide us from each other. May we each find the love and peace we seek within ourselves and may we then radiate it outwards to share with the world.

Much love and many blessings to you all,

Yours Truly ❤