#earth

WHAT IF

What if the Gods created the most beautiful planet

and filled it with valleys and mountains and trees

with wildflowers that bloom in Spring

with fishes, and birds and bees.

 

What if they added waterfalls…and ladybugs…an occasional butterfly

and sunrises and sunsets so colorful they kaleidoscope the sky.

 

And what if once they were finished the Gods were so elated

with the beauty and magnificence of the planet they created

 

they decided this beauty needed to be experienced to be felt…and thus

what if the Gods created people to enjoy it…what if the Gods created us.

 

What if the Gods hoped we’d not only appreciate the love and beauty that surround us

but spread that love and beauty to everyone and everything around us.

 

What if the Gods never dreamed anything bad would happen

What if the Gods were wrong…

What if the people tainted the beauty the Gods created

What if the people could not get along.

 

And what if now every time the Gods look down on us

every time they realize their mistake…

their tears fall as rain from the heavens

filling our oceans our rivers…our lakes.

 

What if the Gods created the most beautiful planet

with but one hope…that we’d enjoy it…

What if the Gods created the most beautiful planet…

and all we did…was destroy it.


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A WORLD WHERE THERE ARE SQUIRRELS

I want to be surrounded by life…I want to feel alive…

I want to share this Earth with every creature…

as we all endeavor to survive. 

 

I want to live in a world where there are trees…

where the wind makes their leaves shimmy and twirl…

where I can walk in unspoiled splendor and beauty…

in a world where there are squirrels.

 

I want to enjoy life, like the squirrel, 

I want to be, like him, wild and free

I want to take pleasure in the little things

Like finding an acorn just for me.

 

Like playing tag along the tree trunks

Like climbing high up to the sky…

Like jumping from tree to tree…

pretending I can fly.

 

I want to treat the Earth like the squirrel treats the Earth

Now wouldn’t that wow and please and astound her?

If I walked softly, took only what I needed

and left her the same or better than I found her.

 

And I want to live in a world where these lessons are taught

to every boy and girl…

I want them to understand and enhance Earth’s beauty

 

in a world where there are squirrels…


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MORE IMPORTANT THAN WE THINK

 

 

As humans we have a tendency to think we’re more important than we are...

More important than the trees, the animals, the rivers or the stars.

 

More important than the insects…the rocks, the clouds, the air.

We like to think we are superior…to all creations…everywhere. 

 

But stand in a field awash in a midday sun…and try not to be stunned…

As daylight turns to darkness when the moon blocks out the sun.

 

Or walk amidst the forest in the misty morning dawn

And think how many of these trees will be here long after we’re gone.

 

Or stand on a mountain top at sunset...or where the ocean meets the sand

And you quickly come to realize...we are but a speck upon the land.

 

When we think we are more important than the wind, the water…the land

Perhaps we should pause a moment and try to understand…

 

How the Earth knows, when it comes to importance, we humans are quite small…

and without all these things we think we’re superior to…

we wouldn’t be standing here at all!

 

 

 
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FROM A DISTANCE

When viewed from afar…in the darkness of space…it certainly appears

the Earth forms a perfect circle..a beautiful floating sphere.

 

From this perspective we only see her lands…

her trees, her clouds, her seas…

suggesting the Earth allows all of them…

to exist wherever they please…

 

Implying the Earth gives equally…

of her air, her sun, her breeze…

From this distance the Earth looks like a unified whole…

We see no immigrants…no refugees.

 

Yes from far away the Earth is but a swirling mass…

of whites and blues and tans…

There are no borders disconnecting us…

for borders are drawn by man.

 

Perhaps mankind will one day emulate Earth 

and no one will live in fear…

Perhaps one day we’ll have no unwanted souls…

and all will be welcome here.

 

For then and only then will the Earth truly be 

a beautiful floating star…

When she looks the same from close up…

 

As she does when we look from afar.


ONE EARTH...ONE LOVE

The universe is filled with dark and empty stars and planets…

floating in thin air…

devoid of life and love…

at night…you can see them everywhere.

 

But Earth was to be different… 

We’ve been given life…

We all breathe the same air…

We’ve been given one planet to care for…

one planet we’re meant to share.

 

And we’ve been given one love…

it floats upon the air…

one love…to bring us all together…

one love…we’re meant to share.

 

But…

 

Until we learn to share our Earth…

our love…

with everyone…

everywhere…

We’re just another dark and empty planet…

 

floating in thin air. 

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