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Mother Earth on a Bad Day
By Geela Rayzel Raphael

I'm Mother Earth
and I'm grouchy.

I labor long and hard to feed you all
trying to keep it all in balance
the right amount of wind and rain, sun, cold and warmth
and what thanks do i get,?
  you pull the oil out of me for your pleasure.

Don't you know a woman looks older when she is dry, hard and wrinkled
when her oil glands are less active?

How do you think I will feel when the oil is sucked out of my being?
ANGRY! that's how!
for when I shrivel, I will shake,
and my belly will move and I will throw things around,
howling and raging with the biggest tantrum you have ever seen.

  So let it be known I am already out of sorts,
a sad mother is no fun,
but an angy one is dangerous.

I'd much rather play with you than fight, so think about it.

________________

Rabbi Raphael lives and creates street Shabbos celebrations, new Jewish
music, and other insightful incitements in Philadelphia.



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New Menorah - Spring 5763/2003

Mother Earth on a Bad Day
By Geela Rayzel Raphael

I'm Mother Earth
and I'm grouchy.

I labor long and hard to feed you all
trying to keep it all in balance
the right amount of wind and rain, sun, cold and warmth
and what thanks do i get,?
  you pull the oil out of me for your pleasure.

Don't you know a woman looks older when she is dry, hard and wrinkled
when her oil glands are less active?

How do you think I will feel when the oil is sucked out of my being?
ANGRY! that's how!
for when I shrivel, I will shake,
and my belly will move and I will throw things around,
howling and raging with the biggest tantrum you have ever seen.

  So let it be known I am already out of sorts,
a sad mother is no fun,
but an angy one is dangerous.

I'd much rather play with you than fight, so think about it.

________________

Rabbi Raphael lives and creates street Shabbos celebrations, new Jewish
music, and other insightful incitements in Philadelphia.



New Menorah is a quarterly publication of ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal,
distributed free to members of ALEPH. We welcome new members.

Copyright of this article and all other articles in this issue of New Menorah
is held by the author. Copyright (c) 2003 by Rabbi Geela Rayzel Raphael.
Readers who are members of ALEPH may download and print individual copies
for their own use, or electronically forward no more than three other copies
without charge, for non-profit use only. Any such forward must include this notice. 
For permission to otherwise reproduce, distribute or republish any article,
please contact the author.
Web page designed and maintained by Kesef Webs