From the Earth to the Universe

From the bowels of the earth
To the infinite universe
The endless horizon
Stars lighting our way
Showing what path to take

The earth houses many forms of life
From the ancient dinosaurs
To the smallest cell created
Called the amoeba

Floral in abundance
Not so much now
Our earth has been poisoned
Through man’s devices
Now we must work together
As one would to cleanse our habitats

Even though we have abused our homelands
We can still be inspired
By the pristine beauty of a pasture
Or a meadow quivering
From the resonance of the insects
The wild flowers emit ever so softly the sweetest fragrence

The weatherman on the local TV channel
Plotting the weather via satellite
Fairly good at predicting the weather
Until something like a Tsunami hits

Nothing but reassurance from the fields
Of grains and vegetables as to our sustenance
Cornfields tall and straight
Not to enter into or you will be gobbled up
And never find your way out

Pastures with cows and horses
And farms brimming with livestock
Cows laying down sensing that rain is near
They have a dry spot to deflect some of the rain

We leave the rural areas and come into the
Concrete and steel cities
Brimming with humans bustling
And bumping into each other
Steamy on a hot humid day of summer

Then come the townships
Where most people know
Or know of one another

Women ever mindful
Of a death or birth
Cook something for the breaving family
Always too much food

Many walk, some drive cars and trucks
You really not far from anything
Walking is our accepted mode of transportation

And in a small town
There are no secrets

Four Seasons
Summer Fall Winter Spring

The summer brings the sunny days
With bulbous clouds
Laying on the grass watching the clouds
With many different shapes and imagining
O so tranquil
Humid nights
Bring great thunder and lightning storms
To make way for a clear day

Autumn where artists get the colours for its palet
The fall air kept snug and warm in a wool sweater
Which come from the grazing sheep

Winter brings ice castles
Angels in the snow
Jack Frost giving us red noses
Icy toes and fingers
People gather in each others homes
To drink hot chocolate
It warms your body and soothes your soul

Spring the glory of the newness of the world
Lillies outstretched toward the heavens
Announcing that another new season is upon us

The living world with many places of land and water
People bring a great diversity of life styles

The deserts, the forests, the cities
They all fit the pieces of the world

The world habitats
Offer as a whole
The best and the worst of mankind

In many areas of the world
There are riches and peace
In other parts of the world
Strife is all too common
Even in the heat and sands of the desert
Still suggests life

Some of the worlds habitat
Countless people die ever day
From hunger and disease

The prosperous countries
Don’t do enough to prevent this
At some point in time
Life as we know it may be compromised
By the have and the have nots

For the most part
People have inward feelings
Of hope and honor and faith
In their fellow man

But overall we call the living earth our home
For the most part people are grateful
To live on this planet
Where so much going on all the time
Some bad but mostly favourable
In each of our own little habitat.

Marlene Courtney
Feb 2008

From the Earth to the Universe


Joined February 2008

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