To the Good Mother Earth


To the Good Mother Earth

– by Pete Catches, Sr.

 

 To the Good Mother Earth

We offer you this pipe

That as we live upon you,

We walk & sit & play,

Cry & have pain,

Laugh & have joy

On your breasts.

Feed on those things

That make us live,

The food that you produce,

The herbs we need so much

To keep the people healthy.

Bless the streams & mountains,

The trees, the grass, the shrubs,

All that you put forth from your breasts.

Great Spirit, bless our Mother Earth

So our people may continue to live

In harmony with nature.

And all that the Indian does

With the Sacred Pipe

Be blessed also –

The rocks, the buffalo robe,

The skull we use as an altar, our Sun Dance &

our Sun Dance tree.

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