NaPoWriMo: Day 22 (Earth Day)


Poetry Prompt from NaPoWriMo: Write a poem that invokes a specific object as a symbol of a particular time, era, or place.

This morning I found out it was Earth Day. Should I be surprised that it crept up on me?  Sorry, prompt.

One Day

Am I to blame
Should I feel shame
Awaking to find the Earth still weeping
Without fanfare
Like people don’t care
Earth Day continues it’s creeping
Nothing on the news
No reminders I can use
One single day seems somewhat fleeting
My search engine failed to show
A humorous graphic to alert me to know
That we all have to work on succeeding  
Our world still needs 
Our attention and good deeds
Goals set and targets to be meeting
I do my part
Vehicle remains in park
More often than I am driving
A big consumer I am not
My needs outweigh want
I’ll fix before I think of buying
I limit my waste
Don’t toss things in haste
Avoid products in excess packaging 
To throw out I refuse
I’ll try to reuse
Or pass on to others for using
This rock is on loan
As a species we don’t own
Our damage deposit slowly dwindling
One last thing to say
It will still be Earth’s day
When you wake up the next morning  


Read it again on (yes, I do get paid/read): Day 22

Thanks to everyone who purchase my book during the sale! Your ongoing support is appreciated.

Still chock full o’ great stories!

Leon Stevens is a multi-genre author, composer, guitarist, songwriter, and an artist, with a Bachelor of Music and Education. He published his first book of poetry, Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and Pictures in January 2020, followed by a book of original classical guitar compositions, Journeys, and a short story collection of science fiction/post-apocalyptic tales called The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories. His newest publications are the novella trilogy, The View from Here, which is a continuation of one of his short stories, and a new collection of poetry titled, A Wonder of Words.

Published by Leon Stevens

I am an author, composer, and an artist. I published my first book of poetry: Lines by Leon – Poems, Prose, and Pictures in January 2020 and a book of original classical guitar compositions. My latest book is a short story compilation of science fiction/post-apocalyptic tales called, The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories.

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