Earth Day: The Inspiration of the Natural WorldMore Like This
Since human beings harnessed the secret of fire the natural world has been seen by many
only in terms of how best it can be exploited of its abundant riches. It’s amazing now to
look upon the desert sands of the Arab lands and know that this place, the cradle of earliest
civilization, was once known as “The Fertile Crescent.” All Europe was once one great forest –
until all those trees were needed to create the naval armadas of dueling empires. Only the
Earth’s natural forces, like earthquakes, have been more destructive and wasteful than humanity.
“The Romantics” were a movement of poets, painters, philosophers and others who launched
the first Great Dissent against the idea of our Earth as being only a resource to be used up.
They sensed the destruction of the
National Day of Silence- Tip of the HatMore Like This
You can only be a 'tomboy' for so long.
I'm at the stage between the two.
Isn't tomboy-ish just a phase?
As a kid I was quite girly,
Am I making up for lost days?
Mom thinks it's in my mind,
but my friends know it's true, this,
meanwhile I'm stuck in between the two,
Is it being 'me' or being 'boyish' something I will miss?
The school's big dance is coming close,
I'm forced to wear a dress,
I think of all the trouble I've caused for me,
Gosh, I've created such a mess.
I've gotten TOO boyish;
like one I've even started thinking.
It's a secret people don't need to know,
It's ME on the inside it will be killing.
But on the good side, my friends still love me,
for who I am inside and out,
and yes I am so happy,
at the thought I want to shout.
"My friends love me, even though I'm trans!
no need to keep it inside me,
and this is my life I want to try,
and ONLY me I want to be!"
And so this is my poem,
my way of saying 'it's okay,'
for yes, I am like you,
I'm being silent in my own way.