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Friday, December 18, 2009

CHOICES: Cry of the Earth

I tried to place this entry on Facebook a few weeks ago, but it was about 3 times too long! That's when I finally decided to start blogging. As we now near the end of the Copenhagen conference, it seemed like an appropriate time to include it in my new blog.

Reflecting today on this most recent dire report about what we are doing to our environment, this poem came to me. (written 11-18-09 by Gail Speckmann)


“One more thing, just one more thing…”
The words fall with their hollow ring.
“We have more pressing things to do,”
(Before we face this sad milieu).

On and on our litany goes.
It never stops; it never slows.
But our wounded world will at last be heard
She cries out her grief as injury grows.

Ours excuses mount through procrastination.
The issues build, the devastation
Reaching the point of no return.
For it is “now or never” that we must learn.

"One more chance, just once more chance!"
We plead ‘til we’ve danced that final dance.
The options that had been open before
Will be lost, behind a bolted door.

So out of balance, our world is tipping
Reach out to catch it; cry out to the Source.
Countless arms must work together
To right the Earth upon its course.

If we pass the point of “no return”,
A next chance might come, but eons away ,
Gray shadows of night will seem unending,
Before, once again, the world sees bright day.

Earth cries for action from a visionary view.
Strong hearts and wills could still set the world anew!
We have been warned of hard consequences all along,
Wisdom from the childhood song:

“Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the King's horses, And all the King's men
Couldn't put Humpty together again!”

Gail Speckmann c2009

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for you poem, on this day when Obama, did his best but left Copenhagen heavy hearted. I think it is good to write poetry and good to paint the earth in it's cry for help. Thank you and I guess all we can do now is our bit and hopefully we can lead by example. We certainly have not been good role models in the past. I wonder if we can change????? I saw the movie, Invictus last night. Nelson Mandela brought his country from an impossible situation of separation and discord and used a very unusual stragedy. What an interest courageous man and what a good movie for our times. Thanks for listening. Emmy