Thank you for our plants, trees, and everything related to the environment that helps us breathe.
I hope a lot of people think green and recycle, reuse, and reduce, so we can save the planet.
Thank you for letting me enjoy the animals, the sound of water in the camp, and the sound of children playing.
I promise I will always help you in everything and I will take care of you in every moment.
Forever- I love you mother earth.
Thanks for everything!
note: Spanish is Carla's first language and she wrote this poem in English
When you see litter in the streets
And the air smells of pollution
When you feel like it's all piling up
Remember there is a solution
There's something each of us can do
To keep the rivers clean
To keep fresh the air we breathe
And keep the forests green
Help clean a beach
Or recycle bottles and cans
Learn about the problems we face
And help others understand
It doesn't have to be a lot
If we each just do our share
So take time out on earth day
To show the earth you care
the raccoon and the butterfly
as he lazily sit upon a branch high in the breeze;
when all of a sudden a brilliant, bright butterfly gently landed just below him on a leaf.
The raccoon's eyes lit up with curiosity at the brilliance of its colors, as its wings slowed to a soft flutter.
The raccoon reached out to touch the butterfly and lightly it lifted itself toward the sky.
The raccoon reached for it once more with his little hands eager to touch what his eyes adored.
The butterfly would not come close enough for the raccoon to touch and in puzzlement, the raccoon he did stare and watched the brilliant, bright butterfly flutter in the air.
The raccoon seemed to want a little friend as the butterfly landed and was now sitting on the branch's bend.
The raccoon longed to see the butterfly up close and to touch its colorful wings that it adored.
The raccoon stretched out its little black hand once more.
To my amazement the butterfly landed in its hand, this I adored.
As I watched, they stared at each other for what seemed like hours.
It was an amazing sight to see nature's love and appreciation for one another.
What a beautiful memory left on my heart of nature's love and great spiritual power.
thank you, Sharon Gulley