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Mother EarthI am beautifuldiverseand scarred.I create sunsets, and waterfallsand highest mountains, white tipped with snowrainbows and green green treesAnd you destroy themtear them downcloud the sky with your smokethrow your trash in my waterfloat your oil on my oceansscar my skin, my surface with your explosionsfight your petty wars over land I give to all of youWhy?Can you even answer that?Can you justify taking for granted everything I give to you?I didn't think so.And that's disappointing
Amirah means PrincessMy mother named me Amirah (princess)And raised me to be such.High shoulders, sharp mind, and sense of justice unmatched by any other.She told me when I was very young, to treat each personeach animaleach grain of sandwith the same kindness, adoration and respectAnd she taught me that if I want it,the whole world is my kingdomBut I was content in my little corner in the east.My father taught me how to speak words that inspireteachunifyAnd so I used my voice, to make friends, connectionsstronger and thicker than any ropeI came into my teenage quasi womanhood living in a tiny worldOnly vaguely aware of what was around meI took for granted the feel of sun on my neckand ocean spray in my faceand the way my long hair tangled in the wind.I had the thirst for knowlege bred deep within meand all the time in the world at my feet.I didn't know how much I would need those lessons I learned at such a young ageMy world shattered around me when I was sixteen,and I saw for the