Earth Day

Earth Day is celebrated on April 22 in many countries.Click on the link to find out more about Earth Day.I believe the concept of Earth Day is more important now than it was ever before.

Unofficial Earth Day flag,by John McConnell:the Blue Marble on a blue background . . .

Image:Wikimedia Commons

Dear Mother Earth,

Your own sons and daughters are killing you,
They are suffocating you with the exhaust from their fuel-guzzling and fume-spewing vehicles,
They are digging you up to extract mineral ores,
They are boring holes through you to extract oil and natural gas,
They are throwing their waste all over you,
They are letting out their sewage into your beautiful rivers and lakes,
They are killing your other sons and daughters for profit or even pleasure,
They are cutting down your beautiful trees,
They are destroying your wonderful diversity,
They are testing nuclear weapons in underground sites,
They are spraying chemical weapons over you in times of war,
They are releasing biological weapons to cause havoc,
They are releasing chlorofluorocarbons into the atmosphere,
They are skinning some of your children to adorn their feet,
They are killing some of your majestic children to use their bones in traditional medicine,
They are toying with your laws by genetically modifying food,
They are killing the largest mammals in the name of ‘scientific research’,
They are melting your glaciers and polar ice-caps,
They are sinking you in your own oceans,
They are polluting your truly pure water and air and then sell them as ‘pure’ bottled water and oxygen,
If I ask them,
They tell me “Nothing comes for free“,
They tell me that ‘free trade’ is free,
They tell me that ‘free market capitalism’ is free,
They do not realise that those two concepts are dangerous oxymoronic nonsense,
They sometimes call me names for daring to call a spade a spade,
But I know that the best things-life,love,sunlight,air,water and natural beauty are always truly free,
Your love for me is always free,
My love for you is always free,
As I have learnt to control my greed,
As I never try to take anything more than I actually need,
As I try not to exceed the limits of what you can tolerate,
As I try not to exceed the average ecological footprint for humans,
For I truly love you,dear Mother Earth!🙂

Greenpeace

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6 Responses to Earth Day

  1. Leah PettePiece says:

    Email from a small blue planet:
    Desperately seeking anyone willing to listen.
    This is mother earth calling humanity…is there anyone out there? Repeat…is anyone there?
    You have sacked my treasures, burned my kingdoms, soured my waters, maimed, injured and utterly laid waste my vast resources…
    Is anyone there…
    You have wreaked havoc on my sacred forests and set traps and snares to catch my prized animals. You have shot pure acid into my atmosphere and generated tons of toxic wastes that will not be diluted even a million years from now…my veins, the rivers of this planet are tainted with every poisonous thing known to man.
    Are you hearing me?
    You have put wealth and fast moving machines ahead of the sacredness of life and family, neglect, poverty and illness run unchecked through my humankind.
    You have justified wars without cause, and hatred without basis, you have turned a blind eye to the starving, the destitute, the old and the infirm. You have raise up generations that have no value for life, who see no sacredness even in the breath of their own parents or children, you have allowed the massacre of millions simply because they live in places you never heard of and have no interest in.
    Are you there? You can’t hide you know I hear your ever breathe! You can’t run away, you can’t escape the TRUTH of what you have done.
    I gave you speech in the hopes that you would become the keepers of my kingdoms and that you show respect to she who bore you, but no…now you have no use for me, you would rather play with your fancy machines, drive over my face in you pollution vehicles, watch endless hours of meaningless tripe on the Television, turn up the volume, turn out the fact, turn a blind eye…well, guess what you have put yourselves in danger!
    Ah, now I see you are listening…you didn’t like that did you? TRUTH hurts! Especially when you know that you should be doing something about it…some of the children are starting to awaken, they see clearly what is coming,
    This nice mother you have, this ‘little blue planet’ as you so fondly call me is very ill, any day now it will become apparent that either you all must begin to work to get me healthy or someone better find another place to live! There is no more time left to work on solutions, all of you should know what needs to happen, that is if you would take a good look around you,,, when was the last time you actually took a walk with nature? No I am not suggesting that you run out to one of those Natural Food places and start buying supplies, I am suggesting that you should go touch the face of this dear old mother of yours, feel the earth, look at your sky, see what you have done!
    Ah, are you uncomfortable? Too bad, so am I! My forest have been ruined and I need some fresh air, my rivers, lakes, oceans and streams are polluted and I desperately need fresh water. There are land fills bulging with your endless disposable this and that’s and quite honestly it makes it difficult for me to redistribute soil where it is so desperately needed.
    In once lovely Africa there is no safe place for many of my creatures, and in some places there not even the humans are behaving as if they had a brain.
    What is it going to take for all of you to take a day to just be with me, look at me, speak with me, and begin to dialogue with me in meaningful ways? Would the world as you know it come to an end if everyone just took a full 24 hours and tried to learn about all the things you could be doing individually to help me? Sorry lot of offspring you all are can’t even help out your old mom when she needs tending to!
    How much longer are you going to continue to let the haters of this world keep on making hate, how much longer are you going to pretend that everything is alright?
    • This is the letter of a desperate and albeit old woman, and I demand to know what you intend to do! Enough with meetings and reports, enough with organization and affiliations, enough with all of things that you think will work! How about this for an idea, everyone just sit down for one day and discuss what it is you can do to help before it is simply too late!

  2. Nita says:

    I didn’t know that today was earth day or whatever until I read about it on Poonam’s blog. You knew about it too! Anyway, by some coincidence my post today fitted in with Earth Day.

  3. Raj says:

    Nita,

    Thanks! Well, actually I found it only when I visited Google. I could not resist writing something for our dear Mother. It is the least I can do as a son😐 . . . You too, have played your part as a daughter with your post🙂
    ——————
    Leah,

    Thanks for sharing that touching e-mail with us. I agree that our Mother is suffering😥 . . . I am always willing to learn and modify my habits so as not to hurt Her as we have only one Mother!

  4. rahul says:

    happy earth day!!

  5. leafless says:

    Stop Global Warming!

  6. Raj says:

    Rahul and Leafless,

    Thanks for your comments.

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