Hope for the World

(Inspired by a Mark Rothko Painting)

 

Anger, what has our world become?

Pollution, smoking, and all sorts of bad

Things. What has our world become?

As Earth orbits the sun, as more time

Passes, anger conquers our

World. What has our world become?

Look at our oceans. There’s trash

As far as the eye can

See. What has our world become?

You hear sounds of anger

All around. Even you have felt the

Pain. What has our world become?

But do you see that white line?

That is hope. Hope for our world.

So, as you look around, ask yourself,

“What can I do to help this world

To conquer anger, as it did conquer us?”

 

By Sophie, 4th grade

One Response to “A Student Poem for Earth Day”

  1. Martha E Chamberlain

    I see the “white line” when I hear a child who sees what many adults fail to see.
    BUT that makes me angry . . . and I ask what Sophie suggests:
    “What can I do to help this world
    To conquer anger, as it did conquer us?”

    BLESS you, dear one!

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