Francis Duggan

When We Say The Land Is Our Land

When we say the land is our land then we have got it wrong
The land is part of Nature and to Nature we belong
The land is the one who feeds us until the day we die
The land is here forever but not so you or i.

The land it is not our Land though with that some may disagree
With pride you hear so many say this land belongs to me
They may will it to their daughter or will it to their son
But the land they cannot take with them when all is said and done.

The land it is not our land despite what some do say
And to the land that feeds us we must return one day
The land is Nature's bread table the land that feeds us all
And one day the land will receive us like the brown leaves of the fall.

The land it is not our land though a paper deed says it is ours
Methink the land does own us as much as it owns it's flowers
And the Earth that we do claim to own our last remains will receive
And all of those who say the land is ours their own lies do believe.

Submitted: Thursday, June 19, 2008
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