Purple Prairie Clover
Earth Day 2022
Isn’t Every Day,
We’ve lived on this planet for eons.
For millions, and billions, of species
Before our eyes many are disappearing
At alarming rates
But, since YOU go on,
YOU forget the others that have gone.
Our lives are short but collectively
We can stop the Earth’s decline
Pick a passion…
They all deserve our distraction.
YOU can do it and do it for free
It doesn’t cost a penny, just time, you see.
Think of more, more than just YOU.
Think of the Earth and what she’s provided so many,
Not just a few.
Start with a small change and then make more
Carry a reusable bag to the store,
Stop using pesticides on your gardens and lawn,
Instead restore a prairie that has long been gone.
What change for our Earth can you make today?
The time for thinking has passed,
Act now, so we can all last.
© Draft, Carol Labuzzetta, 2022
MS, Natural Resources
Poetry Friday is today at Earth Day Reflections on the Teche, the blog of the talented poet, author and teacher, Margaret Simon. Thank you for hosting Margaret! Be sure to check out her page for an update on the Kidlit Progressive Poem 2022 and links to more pages of poetry!