Understand (for the WCLT)

by Luanne Crosby

2017

Understand (for the WCLT)Luanne Crosby
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Written for the 20th Anniversary of the Westborough Community Land Trust

It soothes our aching souls
Warms our weary hearts
Clears our minds of thoughts
When we feel we’ve come apart
It’s always there for us
In our darkest hours
Shades us with its trees
Delights us with its flowers
We in turn seek to protect this strong but fragile land
Anyone who’s roamed these woods surely understands

It cleans the air we breathe
Its waters quench our thirst
Restores our mood to calm
Even when we’re at our worst
Cools us with the dark
Warms us from the chill
We trust it will provide
And pray it always will
We in turn seek to protect this strong but fragile land
Anyone who’s climbed these hills surely understands

How can we not cherish
This place that is our home
This planet is our savior
To whom we must atone
For all that we’ve done wrong
For what we have destroyed
We can’t turn back the clock
But we know how to go forward

Our duty now is to protect this strong but fragile land
Anyone who’s walked these fields surely understands
Anyone who’s watched the sky
Seen the lightning, heard the thunder
All of us who know it’s wonders
Surely understand