Didn’t We?

Didn’t we all give comfort to ourselves
by allowing thoughts to slip through our minds?

Guilty but subtle thoughts like:
Nothing will ever happen to our earth.
It’s fine.
Someone will have a cure
.

Only to be shocked at … Read the rest

May 25, 2020 by Isabelle Brousseau

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Earth Day Poem

Earth you have grown
so much
Like a baby in its mother’s eyes
You have…
thrived…
You went through life, death
Deconstruction a bit a
Reconstruction
We cut down your trees
Then plant them like weeds
In places where there … Read the rest

April 24, 2020 by Damini Awoyiga

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Ashen Fields

Ashen fields
Their purpose yet to be revealed
Like blood congealed
Lies are spoken
Apologies now forsaken
Empty words for the empty field
Lies revealed
Fights on streets for the right of life
To them is it not trivial?
All … Read the rest

April 18, 2020 by Ira Reinhart-Smith

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This Is Our Earth

Is this Earth?
A planet once so young
So full
So safe
Where animals could live and flourish
Without the possibility
Of raging fires or
Overhunting
A healthy green world
A world alive with animals

Is this Earth?
The peace … Read the rest

April 18, 2020 by Zoe Abiagom

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Coronavirus why?

Coronavirus I ask why
Why are you here?
Why are you making our people fear?
Why did you come
at this time of year?

2020 was supposed to be
new beginnings
all of us living together

I don’t think any … Read the rest

April 14, 2020 by Damini Awoyiga

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Our World

My world is in pieces
Pieces that are not easy to pick up
Little pieces that can easily get lost
Little pieces that are hard to find

My world is your world
It’s our world
One world
Slowly going through … Read the rest

February 27, 2020 by Amanda Anaele

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Looking for a Government

I’m looking for a government.
One whose climate policy
Is more than climate hypocrisy.
One who stays true
To what they say they will do
Instead of moving so fast
To more oil and gas.

I’m looking for a government… Read the rest

February 27, 2020 by Lyza Ells

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Sorry

I am sorry for the future generations
I am sorry that you didn’t get to see a tree
Because we were blinded
by greed for a booming economy
I am sorry that there is not enough air
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February 25, 2020 by Damini Awoyiga

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How to Stall a Revolution

Historically, women and children lead revolutions
They are the everyday people who prolong the fight
Textbooks do not mention those who make the stage on which the revolutionary stands
She is never granted a footnote
Yet she is both the … Read the rest

February 4, 2020 by Kirby Harris

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Imagine

Imagine
that you are living the moment
in which everything starts to change
and you stand watching
and you notice
nothing.

Clouds run away from each other
breeze ruffles your shirt,
thoughts bounce around
and you breathe
and breathe
and … Read the rest

January 21, 2020 by Alice Barlaam

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Decisions for My Future

How is it so
That power is held in the hands of the old,
Who mine for their gold,
When our children won’t know what it’s like to be cold?

Since I’ve only lived for these days years and hours… Read the rest

November 20, 2019 by Lyza Ells

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