ERTH DAY 2019
Today is the one day of the year set aside to celebrate our planet Earth.
A day to think how much she means to us...of her value and her worth.
I have a problem with Earth Day…something doesn’t seem right to me…
bear with me for a moment…I’ll reveal it presently.
First let’s take a moment and talk about this orb on which we dwell.
how all the parts of the Earth work together to keep her healthy…keep her well
There is an interdependence in nature...where does it all begin?
when seeds affix themselves to animals or are carried by the wind.
This is how regeneration occurs in our flowers, plants and trees
which are fertilized when pollen is transferred from the legs of buzzing bees.
This simple interconnection is paramount for all Earth plants to thrive.
They in turn provide the oxygen which allows us to survive.
When we see how every species on Earth is dependent on one another
we begin to realize though her name is Earth…why we also call her mother.
But somewhere along the way our relationship with Earth became obscure
when we forgot she’s not only here for us…but we are here for her.
We have ignored one important lesson...more important than all the others.
that we must admire, we must respect and we must be gentle with our mother.
Unless we learn to use the Earth like the bee uses the flower
I’m afraid the consequences of our actions will be harsh, sever and dour.
It’s a simple lesson which if not learned will be the cause of great alarm
The bee helps itself to the flowers sweetness but does the flower no harm.
When we only take and give nothing back…we…have committed a theft
and if we continue in this manner...there will be nothing left.
So here’s my issue with today, and hopefully it’s food for thought...
My problem is not that today is Earth Day…
it’s that every day is not!
Copyright © Jim Yerman | Year Posted 2019
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