The Time Is Now

This lonely little planet
In the infinite sea of night
Shivers in the darkness
Waiting for the warmth of light;

It seems to be forgotten
Left out there all alone -
Bravely now it struggles
Like a child left on his own;

Is anybody listening?
Does anybody care?
The fear is overwhelming
And it's cracking everywhere;

Maybe God is testing it
Giving it a chance
To find an answer to its plight
To change its circumstance;

What will be the outcome?
Will this Earth survive?
Is it just a dying star
Or will it stay alive?

The time has come to lend a hand
To save this precious star,
Bring peace and love together
And be proud of who we are.

Appreciate this Mother's love
That shelters us from harm,
Provides our food and sustenance
To keep us safe and warm;

Stop taking it for granted
That this Earth will always be,
It could all be gone tomorrow -
Now it's up to you and me.

by Linda Ori

Comments (3)

This has all the charm of a children's cautionary tale and all the wisdom and insight that one would expect from a poet of your experience and literary skill. Yesterday, our Government's Bill to introduce an Emissions Trading Scheme into Australia was defeated in the Senate. Admitted, it was minimalist in scope, but at least it was a start. It is sad when politics loses it's nerve and point scoring takes the place of rational debate. This inspiring poem was a wonderful antidote to a rather depressing day. Love, Allie ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
We've got to look after the homestead. If we'd stop squabblng first it would be easier though. Working together is a great theme Linda. If we can get to that place we can solve any problem. Clever design - setting the scene with the whole thing, our common home - leading to eloquent expression of those shining dreams of yours - and hopefully everyone. xx jim
A ' GLOBAL ' GEM, MY DEAR mIDNIGHT! tHERES NO ZONE, THEN THE OZONE, & YOUR STATEMENT, HERE IS OF POIGNANT TAKING....GREAT WORK, lINDA''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''FRANK'