Some of our students entered the Reflection in Action competition, and one of them won! I loved the poem she wrote.
By Tiffany Silva Sanchez
8th grade DLA
(Climate change related)
This world, though seemingly small, is ours.
And it turns in spite of the burns
as we devour energy and ignore it’s cries for help as it discreetly sours.
The disasters become stronger and the temperatures rise as does the sea,
But we refuse to see that this disease we bestow upon our planet is because of our inability to act, and change our ways for the better, almost as if we were writing the earth a meaningless letter in which we tell it, ‘ we truly appreciate what you’ve given us ‘ but our actions say otherwise.
We hurt the earth and in turn we suffer
Pointlessly punishing ourselves along with it.
Our offers to earth should be ones that secure it’s safety and thus our own,
for this is our home
and together we can protect it if we loan some time to see it be,
that we reduce greenhouse gasses emitted into our atmosphere and keep it clean
For the better of our planet and our kind and every single living thing that deserves to live life, in a healthy, safe, place we can all reside.
To preserve our cities and monuments that could be long lost, and to keep communities safe at all costs.
This world, though seemingly small, is ours,
And it will keep turning and burning
If we don’t take the necessary steps to
change our ways to keep it from going