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An Awkward Conversation with Mother Earth
(Words of Mother Earth are in green.)
Mother Earth, you’re looking rather sickly!
Tell me what you need, and I’ll do it quickly.
It would help if you recycle…That’s easy to do.
I’m too busy to recycle. Wish I could help you.
Use nontoxic fertilizers and pest controls in your yard.
I’m sorry Mother Earth, but that sounds too hard!
You could choose organic food or drive an electric car.
I really want to help, but I couldn’t go that far.
Isn’t there something less costly that I could do?
Something less demanding, yet helpful to you?
You could vote for green energy or sign a petition.
Mother Earth, I am filled with contrition…
I am staunchly apolitical and maybe apathetic too.
Find someone else to take care of you!
If altruism isn’t something you can relate to,
maybe your own self-interest will motivate you!
Wouldn’t you enjoy cleaner water and air,
walking in the woods to see animals living there?
Maybe you love the oceans and want dolphins to thrive
or hope that your children will have long, healthy lives…
I’ll think about it, Mother Earth, but I really must go…
We’re taking the kids to see a science fiction show!
Copyright© 2021 by Cheryl Batavia
Earth Day is April 22nd!
To My Valued Fellow Bloggers,
I am sorry that I am so far behind with reading emails. I really wasn’t intending to take a break, but I have had a worsening fibromyalgia flare over the last few weeks. Though I have had fibromyalgia for over thirty years, flares are rare and usually only last a day or two. I have been dealing with some stressful issues and trying to do too much.
The good news is that energy and mental clarity are starting to return. I need to take it slow, but I will do my best to keep in touch. Thank you for understanding. ❤
I have a test and a couple of doctor’s visits coming up this month. It seems we may have found dietary solutions to the digestive issues. Too much caffeine and chocolate seem to be behind the tachycardia and palpitations. Time will tell. I finally got my first covid19 vaccine.
Happy Earth Day!