I Count on My Earth.

Via on Apr 20, 2012
Photo: Shirley Two Feathers

I count on my earth
for so many things;
A fresh breeze in the morning
as all the birds sing.

Sand littered only with footsteps
on a hot summer day;
Trees giving me shade
when I go out to play.

Bright colors of flowers,
like candy for my eyes;
And what a wonderful treat
a rainbow painting the sky.

Clean water and rich soil
help my food grow…
Feeding me, not to mention
millions of folks I don’t know.

And what fun would it be
not to swim in a lake?
Or to have to stay indoors
so my lungs wouldn’t break?

Without a healthy earth
where would we all be?
I Count on my earth
and it counts on me!

About Lynn Hasselberger

Lynn Hasselberger lives in Chicagoland with her son, husband and two cats. She loves sunrises, running, yoga, chocolate, and NYR, and has a voracious appetite for comedy. In her spare time, she blogs at myEARTH360.com and LynnHasselberger.com. A "Green Diva" and social media addict, you'll most likely find Lynn on twitter (@LynnHasselbrgr & @myEARTH360) and facebook. She hopes to make the world a better place, have more fun, re-develop her math skills and overcome her fear of public speaking. Like her writing? Subscribe to her posts.

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11 Responses to “I Count on My Earth.”

  1. Jill Barth Jill Barth says:

    I posted this to the elephant green Facebook page and @mindfulgreen on Twitter.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Jill Barth, editor elephant green.
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  2. Rosann says:

    Very nice poem! Shared in Twitter from both of my accounts. :) Enjoy your weekend.

  3. Christina says:

    Awesome poem, love it!

  4. cit1 says:

    Thanks!

  5. Sharing… .love, love…. thanks, Lynn.

  6. Brenna says:

    Lovely. I think many have forgotten just how much we do count on earth, what a great reminder!

  7. Oh, very nice. Thanks for sharing it with us. :-)

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