September 2020: Coping & Hoping in the Time of COVID: A Shift in My Postings

I am making a shift in MENUPAUSE to a more environmental focus on climate change, global warning (not just warming) and the importance of listening to Mother Nature’s cry of help because we are killing the planet. My vegetarian recipes are part of this, since eating lower on the food chain is one great way to lower our carbon footprint. I hope you will continue to read my postings and join as part of my green team (see below). Finally, I believe that the health of the planet (macrocosum) and the health of our individual bodies bodies (microcosum) are all part of the greater good for global survival.

By ellen sue

Day after day during COVID, my routine rarely alters:

Keep calm, healthy & alert; my resolve never falters.

Making the bed, doing laundry, my thoughts ever roam.

Is this new way of living good for our global home?

 

Wearing a mask, shopping at dawn, not eating out—

Is this the new norm everyone is thinking about?

The flu in 1918 has a similar resemblance: quite eerie.

Will we ever again feel safe, in practice and in theory?

 

Day after day, I think a lot about what this new life is worth?

Is COVID telling us to clean up our shared home: Mother Earth?

Are the severe storms, floods, & greenhouse gases a global warning

to scale down our lives, take stock of our actions, every morning?

 

If so, then we need to do all in our power every, single day

to clean up our ailing planet, everyone in his or her own way.

Reuse/Reduce/Recycle is a triple, important conviction

to save us all from dying: the human race’s extinction!

 

Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring is coming to deadly fruition.

We don’t need a crystal ball; just use your natural intuition.

If we take from the planet more than we give,

soon everything will die and no one will live.

 

I have become an environmental activist now,

Creating a green team to see what and how

we can do to save the planet & also all* our lives.

I see no other choice to a path that says: “SURVIVE.”

 

I feel a small revolution stirring in my soul

and my green team project is now a major goal.

so join me if you wish to be part of this quiet revolution.

REUSE/REDUCE/RECYCLE and reach a safe solution.

 

*whatever your color, creed, political persuasion, or financial & social status

For more info on the Green Team, email me at: menupause.info@gmail.com

 

3 Responses to “September 2020: Coping & Hoping in the Time of COVID: A Shift in My Postings”

  1. Paula Says:

    Agree! Well said.

  2. Sylvia Says:

    Yes! Thank you for putting your thoughts to word…. sylvia

  3. Coll Says:

    Quite a thoughtful and encompassing poem.
    Your soul is in it, ES! As Sarton said, keeping out of
    the doldrums by “keeping inexorable routines.”
    Hard to see the light at the end of this tunnel, but can only
    trust that there is a way out and an end to this
    pandemic, no matter how life-altering it may be.
    Testing all in us that is human.
    Be well!

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