A heart beat from ash
her sound  echoes  through
forests across  inundated lands
overflowing with seas
flooding the hillsides and decimated
valleys where wheat once thrived.
She has given her all
her forests are  ravaged their
hollow bones protruding through
blistered  skin.
What is left is raging volcanoes
that she never meant  to spill.
Unwavering crusader
she  reaches out to courage
eyes deep wells of wisdom
at war with apathy.
Bruised from battle forsaken by greed
she pleads  for  you and me
a cry for dignity.

 

America Last: Under Trump, US Now the Last Holdout from Paris Climate Accord
USA TODAY

While celebrated by some members of the Republican Party [7] international reactions to the withdrawal were overwhelmingly negative from across the political spectrum and the decision received substantial criticism from religious organizations, businesses, political leaders of all parties,  environmentalists, and scientists and citizens from the United States and internationally. [8][9][10]

 

Play it Safe

 

 

74 thoughts on “Earth

  1. wow. this poem is perfect for today, because where i’m at it’s currently earth day. this brings tears to my eyes; i remember last year i trekked up this mountain in China and it was devastatingly beautiful. this world gives us everything, but we don’t give anything back 😦

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    1. Thank you Betty, it should be, we should be listening and taking action, just yesterday I watched a news report on the devastation of mountains of discarded plastics in our oceans. It’s shameful. ❤

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      1. I know….it makes my heart ache. And we need more than one day a year to remind, teach, raise awareness. But there are those who want to shrink our national monuments, exploit every piece of land they can get their hands on….those who don’t care about our beautiful fellow creatures on their way to extinction. Thank you for being one of those who does care. ❤️

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  2. A beautiful plea for the Earth, Holly. I don’t understand how some people expect to survive without air and water. We are not on the Earth but of it. I believe the Earth will survive in one form or another, but humans may not.

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  3. Well my dear, I could not get my reader to load and i am glad it did eventually so that I didn’t miss your wonderful words that say everything there is to say to us guardians, not owners, of the planet. xxxxxxx

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      1. I will not lose faith! I see this era as a realignment. Canada has nasty, embarrassing issues. We are a large land mass, but a small population country. No one really looks at us….. but….

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          1. You can wear any boots you want dear Holly!
            However, I suggest a supportive & cushioning pair of sneakers. You have not walked until you’ve walked with me!
            Once back at the bank (yes, I live in a 225 year old bank) the Pony Boots come on, the wine is poured and we revel in what we have discovered on that day. The band will play, and we Go-Go dance the night away! ❤

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  4. A beautifully apt piece acknowledging the suffering of our planet. We all need to do our part take care of it!

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      1. Your cause is close to my heart also. It is possible the like minded might just get our message across. It’s not just Trump who has lost the plot. We talk a good game over here. Sadly we don’t play a good game.

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