NaPoWriMo Day 13: Pollination

Pollination

Pollen from flowers

Carried by bees, bats, and birds

Among other creatures

And the wind too

Spreading beauty

Beautiful inspiration

For ideas that lead to solutions

Of which to pollinate too

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Day 3-NaPoWriMo: “Good” Growth

“Good” Growth

Inspired by the book Cradle to Cradle by William McDonough and Michael Braungart

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A seed falls to the ground

A seedling pops up out of the earth

A leaf accents the seedling

The roots grow into the ground

The tree grows taller and taller

Its branches provide shade

A seed falls from great heights

And so it forms another tree

The cycle continues

 

A fetus forms in a mother’s womb

A child is born

They get all they need from their mother’s breast

The child begins to learn

They become an adult, living their lives

Eventually they die

Family gathers and shares the good they brought to their lives

Then they become one with the soil

 

An industry is created

Toxic chemicals are made in a lab

To be used in products made in factories

Marketed and sold

“You need this,” they say

Where will it go when you no longer want it?

It never gets old or decays, it never rots away

The life of the product is permanent forever

 

The industry continues on

We continue to buy, buy, buy

Life is becoming so fast

We forget how to slow down

The world is densely populated

The goal is to “develop” the poor

Yet we just make them tied to the capital machine

At what cost?

 

Do with less

Make more with more

Slow down!

What if industry

Was like the tree or the child?

Regenerating, invigorating, empowering

Giving back

Doing no harm

 

 

 

 

Day 2-NaPoWriMo

Live with Less

Consume, Consume

Buy, Buy

What do we do with all this stuff when we die?

 

I want, I want

I need, I need

In the Lorax these things are called “sneeds”

 

Excess, Excess

Waste, Waste

Containers for everything, from shampoo to toothpaste

 

Piles of crap

Everywhere

We need to start to care

 

Less is more

Make your legacy greater than your pile of rubble

Leave the earth a better place, with less trouble

 

 

NaPoWriMo-30 days, 30 poems. Day 1

Well, I have decided to participate in this. So, I’m going to write 30 poems in 30 days and post them here daily. This site feels like a fitting place for me to share them on. Here is more information on it! http://www.napowrimo.net/

And here is my first poem:

trash heap

Child From 2050

The shores are filthy

Covered in trash

We play in plastic sand

 

The ocean is acid

Dead and devoid

We swim in sterile pools

 

The forest is barren

Silent and still

We gasp for air

 

The mountains are snowless

Ashy and gray

We do not know any better

 

This could be the future if you let it be

Despair and destruction

We need your help now