Poem: Celebrate the Earth …looking for meaningful Earth Day events

2013-03-29 11.46.33

I don’t want to clean up downtown
Or pick up cigarette butts
To be rewarded with a t-shirt and donuts

I don’t want to buy peeps and jelly beans
And plastic grass and foil-wrapped things
I want to revel in
Crocuses and spring
I want to celebrate an awakening!

I don’t want to drive 30 minutes
To be eco-friendly in Boulder
I want to celebrate the earth
Right here, beneath my feet

I want to be powered by the sun
The way plants are
I want to be in sync with the moon’s phase
And flow like the waves

I want to know how to nourish myself
The way nature takes care of herself
To leave behind me a sparkling place
With my belonging to her written on my face

Save the stickers and the cookies
For some other time, like never
There are ways to celebrate
Beyond the habits of sugar and shiny pink things
That we use for an instant then throw away

As for me
I want to celebrate
By becoming her student
By learning her secrets
By sitting at her feet

Before it’s too late
Let’s celebrate

About the poem:
Just trying to find some meaningful Earth Day celebrations in Longmont.


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