Out of the Earth: A Poem

Out of the Earth

We arise

Part air

Part water

Part dust

Part fire


Of the Earth

We absorb

Moving air currents through our lungs

Watching rivers flow through our veins

Tasting iron on our tongues

And feeling our blood burn at 98.6


To the Earth

We return

To air

To water

To dust

To fire


To arise once again

Out of the Earth

(Photograph, From a Single Grain by David Stroup)

A teacher, Laurie Woodward is the author of  several novels including Forest Secrets, and the fantasy series The Artania ChroniclesShe also cowrote Dean and JoJoThe Dolphin Legacy and was a collaborator on the popular anti-bullying DVD Resolutions. Bullied as a child, Laurie is now an award-winning peace consultant and blogger who helps teach children how to avoid arguments, stop bullying, and maintain healthy friendships. She writes her novels on the Central Coast of California.

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