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Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Mama, Don't Die

Don't die, mama, don't die,
We yet have work to do
You and I, you and I,

So much good yet to do,
So many prayers to sew
Into your quilted skies,

Hear your loved ones cry:
Bid no bye or adieu,
Now is no time to die
,

So many in need of you,
So many plans with you
To give life its supply,

Don't die, mama, don't die,
We yet have work to do
You and I, you and I.

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Note on the word "Mama": This was the name under which Ninhursag was worshipped, the earth and mother-goddess in Sumerian mythology. In this prayer poem, "Mama" represents our planet Earth, and the wish for its future survival, written in the voice of a child asking its mother not to die.

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