What have we done with what we were given?
Ice caps and shrinking and icebergs are sinking.
Livestock grazes where forests once stood,
Mother Nature would sob if she could.
The soil is dry, the planet is warming
Why oh why did we not heed the warning!
Oceans are poisoned with oil and plastic
What we have done is already drastic.
Gaia made us custodians of her earth
With her equilibrium of sea and turf.
When humanity over populated the world,
The balance of nature was drastically turned.
From a planet that pulsed an abundance of health
To a planet of people driven by destruction and wealth.
Wildlife species struggle to survive
With habitat loss their numbers decline.
They breathe our air of chemical and gases
Just so we can have throw away plastics
Forests of palm oil cut down for our vanity
When will we see this is complete insanity!
Many species become rapidly extinct,
What will it take to make us stop and think?
Tsunamis and earthquakes becoming a regular occurrence
Because we produce and buy in abundance.
To a point, the damage is done
Climate change has already begun.
But what we can do to aid the solution
Is to drastically reduce the problem of pollution.
Allow Mother Earth to breathe again
By learning more about make do and mend,
saving water, grow your own,
Lower our emissions,
And buy nearer home.
Drive fewer journeys
Walk or cycle?
Use less plastics
These are small steps that
we all can make,
To heal our earth
Instead of constantly take.
By Jen Blaxall.