To Walk the Earth

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there are those who

love the Earth,

who find beauty in forest clad hillsides

draped in morning mist, and peace where

waves crash upon a lonely shoreline

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there are those who

listen to the Earth,

who hear symphonies of interconnected

existence as moths dance in twilight glow

and raindrops chime against unfurling leaves

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there are those who

care for the Earth,

whose dirt covered hands encourage

new life to bloom and soils to flourish,

nursing green shoots with tender care

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and there are those who

don’t love,

who don’t listen,

who don’t care,

whose hands poison and pollute

and destroy

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but there are also those who

defend the Earth,

who raise voices in protest, framing fears

of future ruin within scaffolds of positive

action, dreaming of better days to come

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Happy Earth Day! 🌎


5 thoughts on “To Walk the Earth

  1. So true. So moving. Mother Earth was patient. She still is. She is just issuing a small warning of her power, humans are not the most important creatures by a long shot.

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  2. Lovely photos and an extremely well written and thought-provoking poem. We are all only custodians of this beautiful Earth and need to pay heed to her needs – and her warnings.

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