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The Return of Earth/She
The Return of Earth/She
Poetry

The Earth has returned. She is living, breathing,
Realizing her breath was leaving. She
was needing us to remember her worth,
to recognize her worth all over again.

We used to be her friends. We used to help
her heal us. Help her, heal us. Help her heal us.
And then, she lost all trust and faith in us.

She has returned mad, saddened. Mad, saddened.
However, she's empowered by this new commitment We are signing on to. We are signing on to.

She wants you, me, and the rest of the human beings
Who populate this planet to never take her for granted
again. To never take her for granted again.

If she is dying, then who wins?
If she is dying, then who wins?
If Earth is dying, who really wins?

She is providing for species.

We live in a cycle that provides
for one another. That provides for one another.

You and I, we are Earth's sisters
and brothers. We must take care of one
another. We must take care of one another.

Her lungs are smothered with toxins,
radioactive chemicals, and plastic
She cannot digest. She has cancerous
garbage in her breasts. We have polluted Earth to death.

Unless, we take a step forward and reverse
Our damaging effects, our damaging effects.
Our damaging effects.

Our next steps should be radical movements
that peacefully changes things. That peacefully
changes things with civility.

We have the ability. We have the ability.

Earth is alive. We can't let her die.

I want my Earth back.
I want my Earth back.
I want my Earth back.

I want to take each of our solutions Then spin them into 180 degree revolutions We all have effective contributions
We need to turn our passion into action,
execution.

Drum circles, live spoken word theater, or even getting arrested. We are all a collective that can't be defeated. That can't be defeated. Immediate action is needed, is needed.

What about our children?

What about future generations?

Who is going to save the lungs of the echo system? Who is going to save
the lungs of the eco system?

Toxic water slaughters the frogs and
the fish. Imagine how much they wished
We didn't pollute their habitats. Clean
water, clean air, imagine that!

We need our Earth back, she returns.
We need our Earth back, it is her turn.

About the Author

  • Christopher Sims is a Unitarian Universalist (UU) Spoken Word Poet.

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