The Conversation

 
Said the sky to the clouds
“Why do you not rain?”
Said the clouds to the skytree
“It’s just not the same.”

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Said the sky to the winds
“why do you not blow?”
said the winds to the sky
“I’m not sure where to go.”

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Said the sky to the trees
“Where is your shade?”
Said the trees to the sky
“I fear that I fade”.

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Said the sun to the Earth
“what has changed, I can’t see?”
Said the Earth to the sun
“I’m no longer free.”

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“I’m caught in between
man’s derision and strife,
From those I provide
I struggle for their lives.”green tree

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Said the Sun to the Earth
“Please say it’s not so”,
Said the Earth to the sun
“Yes, I’m afraid so”.

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“Very few listen
to that which I say,
They must all work together
There’s no other way”.

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“But what can we do
To change what will be”,
“There’s naught”, said the Earth
“for the blind who won’t see!”

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Penny L Howe, 2013
Written on behalf of the Planet we all live upon!
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plh