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!

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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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