Saturday, April 21, 2012

Taking a Moment to Celebrate the Earth

                                           


Our Supreme Mother.
Knows nothing of the word: hesitate.
Moving,shifting,adapting,changing- constantly.
In the eye of a vicious and relentless storm.
Not one of Her making or choosing.
              
She stands:
resolute and alone.
Struggling to survive, to flourish.
As forces beyond Her control,
Chip away at the majesty of our fading blue planet.
She has not failed us.
                 
She will not give up without a fight.
And in return and in reply:
Can we afford to hesitate, any longer?


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This is a poem I wrote a couple of years ago over at My Poetic Path. I think these words ring truer (and louder so to speak) with each passing year.

The Earth Day site is a great place to read about many ways we can help the Earth, every day. Earth Day, April 22nd is just a good reminder to make it a priority.  

Simple, positive initiatives that add up to big changes; one person at a time.

And aren't those kinds of "revolutions" the best and most lasting of all?

Can we afford to hesitate?

7 comments:

Cathy said...

Some of the things we are looking forward to with this move are growing our own veggies, recycling more and even composting to add to our gardens eventually. It's so important to give back to the earth any way we can.

sandy said...

This is so good, if we can only figure out a way to keep it in the minds of everyone.

Thanks, Geraldine!

Mullin Avenue Workshop said...

A good poem and as well reflections for Earth Day!
There are so many small things we can do, and the small things can help make a difference, I agree!
I'll need to look at your link!
Thanks for this, Geraldine!
Brenda

Joseph said...

Excellent poem and post and so true. The time to hesitate is long past. We can all make a difference.

Grace said...

A nice message...I think we should remember this everyday ~

© Westlander Poetry said...

powerful words Geraldine ... love how you honor her plight and our responsibility.

peace,
deborah

Geraldine said...

Hi Cathy, that all sounds wonderful. How I long for a garden patch again! should have one by next year, that's for sure. enjoy it all.

Hi SandyL, Yes, it is something to keep in mind, every day. Little choices along the way that can certainly add up. I try to think of something new, every week. Even something small like reusing envelopes as many times as possible, for lists etc...you know the ones they send with bills. too much paper down the drain. ;<(

Hi Brenda, Yes indeed!

Hi Joe, And you do more than most people I know. It's all good and it's so important even if the changes seem small at times. They do add up.

Hi Grace, So true.

Hi Deborah,I felt so strongly about writing this poem. I've included a version in my poetry collection too.

Happy Weekend, G :<)

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