Emancipating Gaia

by Caroline Whalley

emancipating gaia

Choose the right premise, 
Not an option to lose
Sacrifice is progress
Greed the fuse. 
We’ve been squandering 
Our convenient lives,
Wallowing self- absorbed,
Knowing our planet dies.
Act with faith. Speak out. 
One humane voice, stronger together, 
“Walk a year in dignity or ride in shame,”
New generations treading paths of pain
The fear is here, fight with light
I look to our youngsters, 
Their right to choose
To wear stronger shoes

Day 18, of ‘one a day’ poems. By the end of April 2021, 30 poems will create a series. Each poem covers a fragment, a snippet taken consecutively throughout a day.

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