Celebrating 50 Years of Earth Day: “The Earth Cried (and we stood by),” by Fawn Contreras

This April we are filling the EasternPennPoints blog with art and poetry in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.

hands holding earth

The Earth Cried (and we stood by)

by Fawn Contreras

The year the Earth cried
We all stood by without care.
“The damage is done.”

Kids beg us to help.
Their bravery is mocked.
When will we listen?

Earth’s lungs burn.
Storms rage. The ground rumbles.
The bees perish.

What have we done?
When will we begin to heal
our only life source?

 


Fawn Contreras is an aspiring picture book author. She is the Youth Services Clerk at the Valley Community Library. She lives in Lackawanna county with her two children, two snakes, three cats, a dog, and her husband. As a family they are a lover of nature often hiking and camping in summer months. Fawn has been a member of SCBWI for a year. Follow her on Instagram (@fawn_contreras_books).

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1 Response to Celebrating 50 Years of Earth Day: “The Earth Cried (and we stood by),” by Fawn Contreras

  1. Fawn,
    We can count on you to write a caring poem about the Earth! Beautiful!
    Thank you!
    Josette

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