Save Mother Earth!
Lawmakers and scientists
and assorted ethicists…
Each nation sent a delegation
to help Mother Earth find salvation.
Scientists made their presentations,
consensus of their deliberations:
Mother Earth is sickened by pollution.
Scientists proposed their solution:
Pesticides and poisons are lurking everywhere.
Clean up the land, sea, and air.
Resources are strained by overpopulation.
Keep wild lands and habitats in the equation.
The governmental delegations,
after prolonged deliberations,
agreed on enacting regulations
to be strictly enforced in every nation.
Ethicists were the next to speak:
“Your governmental coercion plan is very weak!
We must set hearts and minds on fire…
educate and motivate, persuade and inspire!”
Suddenly, youthful eco-activists appeared,
determined to make their message heard.
“The future belongs to us!” They chanted.
Protest signs proclaimed what they wanted:
“Save the Rainforest!” “Clean up the Sea!”
“Organic Food!” “Renewable Energy!”
“Save Wildlife Habitats!” “War is an Outrage!”
“Protect Polar Bears!” “Lower the Voting Age!”
Young speakers took the microphone.
They said, “No group of experts can work alone.
Scientists, governments, and ethicists must
work together to earn our trust.”
“The future belongs to us! We take a stand…
The children of the world demand…
Stop your games and endless debate
and save Mother Earth before it’s too late!”
Copyright© 2021 by Cheryl Batavia