Thank you to Linda at TeacherDance who is hosting and rounding up all the poetry goodness in the world today.
We have to very important days back to back this weekend. Today, students around the world are leading the way with a Climate Strike. I hope that those who need to listen and act will do what is right. As Greta Thunberg said, “We must listen to the scientists.” Today’s actions by our youth reminds me of the first Earth Day in 1970. It guts me to think we have been at this for almost fifty years and we still aren’t doing what is necessary to reduce our carbon footprint.
Saturday, September 21, is International Day of Peace. Did you know this day was established in 1981 by the United Nations? More than ever we need peace.
our world in peril
the heart pleads
one last thistle, the slug begs
complex ways to peace
© jone rush macculloch (draft 2019)