Do We Do Nothing?


Do we do nothing

But stare at the sky?


Do we do nothing

But avert our eyes?


Do we do nothing

But stifle our cries?


Do we do nothing

But conform to lies?


Or, could we become

All we can be?


And settle the wake 

Of this turbulent sea?


And rise above waves

And rise above fear

And shout at the sun:

"Look! we are here!"

And inhale its rays

And exhale its light

And till the dark earth

To show its true plight

And build new horizons

And give birth to dawns

That outshine the darkness

And banish dark storms

For one day we'll be

The starlight of time

Which, briefly awoke

To make the earth shine



#climate changeEarthHopeLifeLove

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Tom Harding

Fri 23rd Apr 2021 21:24


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Stephen Atkinson

Fri 23rd Apr 2021 20:40

Thank you Clyde, Stephen, & Kimberly for the much appreciated & encouraging comments 🌷and for all the Likes! 🌈

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Fri 23rd Apr 2021 04:45

I've been off of WoL for a bit and this is the first thing that caught my attention. This is a great one. Well done!

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clyde McCulley

Thu 22nd Apr 2021 21:22

yes, we must make the earth shine. good stuff.

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Stephen Gospage

Thu 22nd Apr 2021 17:57

Lovely rhythm and rhyming.

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Stephen Atkinson

Tue 20th Apr 2021 22:17

Thanks for the Likes & comments
Aviva, Julie, Keith, Holden, YRP & John. Not had much time for poetry lately, that little thing called 'Life' getting in the way! 😆But, hope you are all keeping well!
(& Julie, me too, but don't tell anyone 😉)

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John Coopey

Tue 20th Apr 2021 21:08

Nice work, Stephen.

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julie callaghan

Tue 20th Apr 2021 11:52

Thank you for this. I am guilty of doing mostly nothing recently.

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keith jeffries

Tue 20th Apr 2021 10:30

This is a fine example of poetry written with a strong flavour of dissent. A forthright piece of writing. I enjoyed this
Thank you

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