Early this morning, I opened up my eyes
Peered into the mirror and was met with no surprise
Saw the same face as yesterday staring back at me
But something made me take another peek.
So this time looking in the mirror I saw a little clearer
There’s more to me than meets the naked eye:
I am a pond and I am fond of knowing
There’s a lot of growing going on inside my hide
I am a pond, a balanced eco-system
Much more complicated than I ever knew!
From the tip of my toes, to the top of my hair
I was a dangerous ego-system, living blithely unaware.
From this gift of revelation it now is clear to me
I hurt You if I care nothing much for me.
In the community of me and the communion of we
I care deeply how every portion fares.
To the bacteria-a cafeteria
Without these creatures munching on my food
I never would survive
Some uninvited invaders try to crash the swimming party
so my genes can’t swim alone in my pool
Although I’ve got a firm quota, I don’t blame them an iota
Inside me is where it’s at, I’m a happenin’ habitat!
If I was to be a city, more teeming I would be
Than Tokyo, Beijing, Bombay or L.A.
It takes cooperation to keep us all alive
So we’re busier than the bees working in their hive.
This construction I ponder-to my Maker offer wonder
For I’m sure that some assembly was required.
And every seven years I am completely new!