What Can You Do?

Written for:  Poetics Aside 2023 April PAD Challenge - Day 22

"Write a 'What (blank)' poem.

Today is National Earth Day.
Sweep our planet of declension.
What color future do you see

from charcoal to candlelight shade?
See with eyes wide, pay attention–
today is National Earth Day.

Is everything you touch plastic gray?
Do away with needless pollution.
What color future do you see?

Some may see future as gold rays–
they work hard for reinvention.
Today is National Earth Day.

All play a part in their own way
making green choices with action.
What color future do you see?

Each species matters-see that they stay.
We owe the earth our protection.
Today is National Earth Day,
what color future do you see?


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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2 Responses to What Can You Do?

  1. SelmaMartin says:

    This form is hard for me. You did it majestically well. Lovely. xoxo


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