Gift

The gift was given to her and she gave it away
Kept the boy until he was five and weaned
Given back to God in the end, gift received 
Gift given back, an exchange, do we notice or see
The gift given in front of us, do we reject or give it back
Surrendering ourselves to the true gift this earth is
We don't own it, it continues on before and after
A gift of a home for a time and then we are given back
To the dust we were made from, to this earth old
Do we see the gift, or are we under the illusion of ownership
We can do what we want, we will live forever, it's ours
Imagine giving up your only son, now can we give
Earth the chance to heal from our wounding
Because mother is just as gift as son