Earth Poem

Making The World A Better Place

We always regret when something has been lost, when we no longer have what we took for granted. We don't stop to consider what our acts will have on our home. We take it all with a pinch of salt. We abuse and use, we spit out and spit on, we are cruel and greedy, we are blinded by our own needs. Things must change. We can change. Let's hit the pause button and take a breath, look, listen, and see. We are capable of such horror and yet we are capable of such beauty.

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Do You Dare?

Sandra Hearth © more by Sandra Hearth

Published by Family Friend Poems January 2020 with permission of the Author.

A world of peace, a world of hope.
Not full of violence, crime and dope.

I want all that's bad to be stopped in its tracks.
I want all that's good and filled with all that it lacks.

I need this world to become quiet and calm.
I need all the innocent kept safe from harm.

I pray that the day will soon be here.
I pray all will be protected, all we hold dear.

No more starving, illness or war.
Let's step on through, open the door,

To a fresh beginning, a place of joy,
A wish for every girl and every boy.

May the earth heal and feel safe once more.
May it start afresh and forget all the horror and the gore.

Let it begin, step by step, let the change commence.
Let's wake up and use our common sense.

Mother Earth is in pain and struggles each day.
Let's all start to help her heal, take the hurt away.

I wish my dreams would come true,
That we can start to save this world, make it good, for me and for you.

Let us learn from all our mess,
Show more care and kindness.

To show respect for all living things,
To be grateful for what all this earth brings.

There is beauty under all the bad.
There is joy under all that's sad.

We need to find that space, that key!
We need to act now, open our eyes and see.

We have but one home, a land for all,
For each living thing that flies, walks and crawls.

We have to learn to share, to care.
It's time to stop the horror, come on, do you dare?

Interview with Top Poet Sandra Hearth

  • What makes this poem one of your favorites?
    We live in a world that has more than its share of sadness, greed, and selfishness. It’s a world at war, man verses man, but it's also at war with man verses nature - with the very place we live, with the search for fuel, against the animals and the plants and with the oceans. We seem to have blinders on; we’re on a one-way path of destroying and killing in search of power and riches, without much thought on the bigger picture.

    It's all in chaos. We really do need to look and hear and see much more...we really must stop and care more. So when I wrote this, it's as though I was standing on top of a mountain, shouting at the world. It is my wish for the world to become quiet, to become aware of its self-destruction, and then to change its direction.
  • What is one thing you hope readers take away from reading this poem?
    I would like to believe the human race will be more self-aware, care less of the material things, and care more for the living - be that human or animal.

    When I write, I write about how I see things in the world, and in this case, wouldn't it be a wonderful world if we could all live in real harmony?

    Somewhere, somehow, we humans, seem to care less about life and the home we occupy, and think all other living things are secondary...why...who said our needs are more valuable, our lives are more precious? Of course, life is fragile and sees good, bad, happy, and sad, but we are not the only ones who live on this planet, are we? Everything seems out of balance.

    As my poem states....
    We have to learn to share, to care.
    It's time to stop the horror, come on, do you dare?
  • How has writing poetry been beneficial to you?
    Oh, writing is my escape, my make believe, my very own place to make things good. I love how a bunch of letters become words, become a story.

    To write is to create something powerful. It can make you smile or cry, it can make you angry or make you laugh out loud, it can make wrongs right. It is a cure, a voice, it's an escape and a joy. The beauty of writing is whatever the author desires, and I love that freedom.
  • What is your favorite experience that has resulted from being published on Family Friend Poems?
    I am blown away that people like what I write, genuinely blown away. It's wonderful how each person interprets the meaning, sees a different world, hears a different voice or that they can associate the words to their own life and experiences or wishes. When I see the many shares or votes, it's such a great compliment. I'm no great poet, and I know my grammar and punctuation need work and I'm no Shakespeare, but what I have is a love of words, stories, experiences, and dreams. It's therapeutic, it's a release, it helps vent all my fears and thoughts and wishes. Since I was little girl, I have loved writing and I will continue until I'm an old lady. It's part of who I am.

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