Happy Earth Day!
Every year, Earth Day is celebrated as a reminder to protect the environment, restore damaged ecosystems and live a more sustainable life. The event was first celebrated in 1970, making this year the 52nd anniversary of annual celebrations.
The Poet Laureates have created poetry in celebration of this day and they have pretty powerful messages behind them.
KS3 Poet Laureate - Lilia Stone
When you look out Your window and you see the Luscious green grass
And the flowers in the distance and the trees swaying in the wind
Do you want to take that away?
When the cars driving by are releasing harmful gases
And plastic is scurrying around on the floor
Is it worth it?
When switches can be made
Petrol diesel to electric
Plastic in the bin
Solar instead of oil
What is there to miss?
All play your part
Make a switch
Or even just put your rubbish in the bin
We all need to pull together to help our planet
We got it into this mess
We can get out of it.
KS4 Poet Laureate - Lois Knight
We all desire a world that works
Where the suffering, hunger and hurt all disappear,
We’re seeing the changes to our earth,
Faster than ever,
It’s here now and if we don’t act
It’ll be damaged forever.
We celebrate this day because
The earth is our home,
So blue and green,
Let's do our part and keep this world clean.
This Earth is full of life and passion,
Imagine what will happen if we don't take action.
We only get one chance,
And our earth is as fragile as glass,
So be the inspiration and save our planet,
That's all I ask.
KS5 Poet Laureate - Kyle Walshe
To the people who may read this.
You walk upon my greatest masterpiece,
Without care of the shrine in which your feet may grace.
You throw your filth and dirty waste around my blessing
Without thank but keep face
As you scowl and mock my creation,
This treasure I gave to you so fondly.
The ground you tear your toes into is far greater than the screen
You bleach your eyes with,
The world is much more than a new trend or so called dancer.
Glance outside the walls that keep you,
See what I have made specially for you.
Long before your time, i spent hours among brush and oil
Making the land you see before you the unique paradise
You so gruesomely ignore it.
It is selfish to ignore such beauty.
Beauty I made for you.
Trees and leaves of all the colours
Birds are tweeting, twotting and cooing
Cows are scrambling, trampling and mooing
The grass is greener outside the television screen
The flowers are hand painted, not by the photoshop or foolery,
The dogs are barking and tossing with sticks still swinging from their lips.
The bees are buzzing and battered in their hard labours works, pollen dripping from their fuzz tips
This heaven you refuse, is here to stay.
Heaven is here. Heaven is here.
Look outside, feel the glory of what I have spent so long to do.
Make this world a serendipitous home.
Just for you.