…we are all that is, was, and ever shall be

gas, liquid, solid
bustling atoms bond,
breeding beings of 
breath, blood, bone



a convergence of matter = a mass 

of varied shapes, colors, sizes
furred, feathered, scaled,
petaled, prickly,


we inhale
O2, CO2, H2O depending on our species

we exhale
vapour-trails stream from every bark, roar, tweet, yawn
cry, kiss, whisper, sigh
condensation couches in coughs, snuggles in sneezes, puddles in piddle
microscopic molecules are scooped up
carried off by the four winds 
over and over again  
since the beginning of whichever origin story we’ve woven into our fabric
of being

every moist molecule bundled in breath
swaddled in sweat
locked in a lone tear
has been held captive in our atmosphere for eons
or more

it snakes down rivers
crashes upon rocky shores
it freezes, melts, spills down hills
only to rise again as veils of mist from lush valleys, lochs, and moors 

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hurricane, sun-shower, snowflake, raindrop,
dish-water, hail-pellet, slimy mud slop

this life-sustaining element
has cycled through the ages
rolling over lips of prophets, healers, common folk, and sages

it has tended the lotus flower
 rushed from fingers spread wide
sprung from scorched desert sands
transformed into wine
Mni Wiconi

~ life giving source of all ~


We are owl, buffalo, rat, mosquito, whale
daffodil, dinosaur, potato, kale


We are iron, rust, sulphur, silver, gold 
root, thorn, rose, poison ivy, elm


We are Abraham, Galileo, Napoleon, Mozart
Frida Kahlo, Chief Seattle, Attila, Joan of Arc
Ghandi, Mandela, Lao Tzu, MLK
Confucius, Lincoln, Morgan le Fay 


do We not hail from the same beginning?
do We not drink from the same well? 
do We not die, decay, and transform
into a haze of dust and cloud of cells?

I am you. You are me.
We are all that is, was, and ever shall be… 

…molecularly speaking, at least
don’t you agree?


About Donna Gwinnell Lambo-Weidner

I am an adventure seeking ponderer of the mysteries of the universe, writer of children's books (represented by Stephen Fraser of the Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency), and lover of anything involving armor, archery, or swashbuckling.
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  1. Absolutely agree. I would say this is your most beautiful piece of work ever! Thanks ❤


  2. All pieces of a greater whole.


  3. A funfest of alliteration and subtle rhyme with an ultimately sound message


  4. Leslie Gilpatrick says:

    Truly enjoyed the words, Couldn’t agree more.


  5. BookWorm says:

    Such beautiful words_ related to each one of them awesome blog you have got, loved it😀


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