Panic, fear, angst and helplessness
spread like fire around Earth.
I wonder, has earth had enough;
Enough of selfishness, of greed.
With insolence man has poisoned
air, ocean, forests and land.
Our planet has sent warnings,
with little effect so far?
A microscopic microbe arrived,
Became an enemy, hidden and strong.
No radars, weapons or anger help.
Stupefied we stand.
As we fight for survival, I hope,
pray the lesson finally is learnt.
Mother Earth is alive,
We need to live in harmony with her.
Many have spoken out
not least a bright young girl;
Told us truths and facts,
Is it too late?
Can a serious turn save our lives
and that of Earth.
As forests are burning
Oceans choking along with whales
Our air suffocates our lungs and land,
Will we pay heed?
I so wish we would,
Let science and heart go hand in hand
Let love be the light to lead.
© miriam ivarson