Every Day is Earth Day

A little project created with my grandson.

“I Am”
If all the elements in my body can be found in the earth

I am the ocean, the waves and the foam.

I am the sand and the air.
I am the wind and the clouds and the crumbling cliffs.
I am the grass of the field and the dirt under my feet.
I am of the earth and in the earth, and the earth is in me

I am the ant and the dragonfly
I am the heron and the fish
I am the gnat catcher and the hummingbird
I am the seed and the tree
I am the light and the darkness
I am the sun, the moon and the stars
I am the peace that falls at the end of the day
I am the voice that tells the animals “it’s time for bed”
I am the red of sunset, and the lavender of sleep
I am of the earth and in the earth, and the earth is in me

Written By ©Mark Steven Wade
Narrated by Chaz Cosgrove

Ready to Live

Of all there is
On earth or above
Such cannot be measured
Than to walk in this beauty

Breathe in its breath
Lifted from the highest mountains
Scooped up
From the depths of the seas

And alas
I am to fear
Not the lion
Nor the claw of the bear

But that which cannot be seen
That, which we know is there.
It’s carried in the wind
And given with a kiss

It is older than time itself
And has had many names

I am crushed by knowledge
My heart aches
To visit your face
How long shall this be?
I am ready to live.