Back to the Future of Planet Earth by ellensue
If we could peek ahead to 12/2022
Will climate changes remain on the rise
and COVID variants still be a surprise?
If so, what plans do we have that ring “22” true?
If we could see into the future
Would wars be ending all over Earth,
& everyone accepted for his/her personal worth.
Or would the planet need multiple sutures?
If we can imagine what life could be:
If all the countries were united in peace,
How great to know animosity would cease
To matter in a world where everyone is free…
To do his or her best when pursuing one’s dream
And live in harmony in a toxic-free world,
Facing each challenge with hearts unfurled,
To create a life as part of a team
That cherishes each and every life
As part of living in a global community
In which everyone has complete immunity
To celebrate with drum and fife…
And live within a circle of LOVE
For all the people, the animals and the planet.
Is this a pipe dream, damn it?
Or a Hope that springs from high above?
It’s up to us, don’t you know?
To heal the sickness of Planet Earth
And create a kind of second birth:
A peace-filled revolution, reaping what we sow.
The future won’t wait until we act.
Each one must do his or her part to change,
Knowing that our lifestyle we must rearrange
& learn to cooperate with others, a sacred pact.
The choice is ours to act or to sit back & cry:
Sign petitions, change the way we live,
Sharing more and learning to give.
Create a cleaner planet. Sprout wings & fly!
P.S. On Wednesday night my husband and I watched Earth Emergency on PBS. ( Here is a link for more information: https://www.broadwayworld.com/videoplay/VIDEO-Richard-Gere-Narrates-EARTH-EMERGENCY-Documentary-on-PBS-20211220). Very frightening about climate change and how Mother Earth is suffering, so my thoughts for the new year still feel right for me.