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No one knows the hour of Christ’s return.
And when he comes to earth what will He find?
A place where man and creatures co-exist
Or places where the greed of man confines?

Has man replenished Earth as God commands?
Using what he needs, taking nothing more?
Or has he ravaged resources and lands?
Will Jesus see a sight He shall abhor?

Many folks have forgotten God above.
They treat the gifts from Him with no respect.
Forgetting that He created us with love.
To often folks forget they must protect.

Remember to recycle replenish and reuse.
Plant another tree where one has fallen down.
Go green; mulch veggie wastes with yard refuse.
Before too long rich dirt will there be found.

Hugekultur methods restore and save, too.
Growing plants stay moist with hands-off!
Thus leaving time and money just for you.
Conserve water, too by turning faucets off.

Each one of us with awareness can take part.
Why not begin by reusing cloth bags at shops?
Look around to see where you can start.
Prepare the earth to shine without teardrops.

I will do my best to use everything that I own until it either wears out, breaks and 
cannot be repaired, or I have recycled it to another family through our local yahoo 
freecycle group.

Ó April 18, 2012
Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen

Written for Poetry Soup Member Contest: Beyond Earth Hour Writing Challenge :
Sponsored by Nikko Palmario 

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  1. Date: 5/13/2012 5:00:00 PM
    Congrats on your winning work and great ideas for saving the earth..Sara..Soup mail soon...

  1. Date: 5/11/2012 8:38:00 PM
    I think you went all out for Nikko's contest. Well done, and how are you?? It's been so long! Congrats, Dane Ann.

    Smith-Johnsen Avatar Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen
    Date: 5/13/2012 4:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I am doing okay, most of the time. I spend a lot of time gardening...keeps me going. Thank you for asking, Andrea.
  1. Date: 5/11/2012 6:59:00 AM
    Congratulations on your placement in Nikko's "Beyond Earth" contest Dane Ann. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/11/2012 3:31:00 AM
    Dane Ann congrats on your win..David

  1. Date: 4/19/2012 7:45:00 AM
    The sun is shining bright here this morning in Ohio and I am enjoying reading some very interesting and excellent writing. So happy to see yours among the ones I am able to read this fine day before I get busy. Have a wonderful day and thank you so much for sharing your poetry with us Dane Ann. Love, Carol