April 22 is Earth Day. Clive has a post recounting the history of Earth Day. The Earth Day 2022 Theme is Invest In Our Planet – Earthday.org. Please drop by to learn more about this important message.
“This is the moment to change it all — the business climate, the political climate, and how we take action on climate. Now is the time for the unstoppable courage to preserve and protect our health, our families, our livelihoods… together, we must Invest In Our Planet.
Because a green future is a prosperous future.” – Earthday.org
A tree was beaten
but not dead.
Branches were twisted
There was no sign of
life in the cracked trunk.
The hopes of survival were
close to none.
No struggle or complaint
in the silent moments.
crawled deep into the soil,
the smell of moisture.
Answered the call of the faint rhythm,
the wimpy limbs extended.
Greeted by the welcoming warmth
The innate yearning for being alive
followed the sun,
reaching toward the sky.
The tree in the above image inspired me to write this poem as part of the collection in my book, Songs of heartstrings: Poems of Gratitude and Beatitude. – Amazon