For just one hour, we live as our ancestors did
Reading, writing, sharing the Earth by candlelight
From our obligations to Mother Nature we hid
Our eyes have become blinded, one with the night
Nature’s bounty has been squandered for too long
We strip forests, mines, and drill for oil in pristine sea
Should we have expected no punishment for this wrong?
Wouldn’t you prefer a world where creatures all run free?
These cages, prisons, contain endangered species
At 8:30 tonight though, Mother Nature is taking charge
Locked doors will open, even the one your heart sees
Is one hour without light enough time to recharge?
Written March 29, 2012 for Nikko’s “Beyond Earth Hour” challenge
"If you can, please turn off your lights for an hour
on Earth Hour 2012 ---March 31 ----8:30pm. Thanks :)"
Tip: Wait until hot summers or cold winter to turn on the heat and air. I cut my utility bill in half by “dressing” for the temperatures, rather than use heat or air conditioning. In the summer I turn off the hot water – cool water feels much better on a hot day.