Post your own poetry or poetic inspirations in the comment section below!
As we recognize Climate Justice Month,
we must also realize, in no small size,
that April is also National Poetry Month.
This is a time for justice seeking, deep thinking,
calls to action, and interfaith collaborations reaching
across the UU sphere, and our nation.
We must continue to come together to march,
to fight, to protest, showing our collective might
for the sake of the planet and not take it for granted.
The Paris Agreement is just the beginning! Pretending
as if we are not in a state of emergency is condescending
to those of us who know the truth.
We must leave this planet in good shape for the youth!
I write these words for activists and organizers;
for policymakers and politicians; for a cleaner
earth with a unified vision and a shared system
This is spoken word for cleaner air, word warrior
poetry for cleaner forms of energy; poetry that
gives birth to revolution because the people need
hope and better solutions.
Where are you marching?
Where are you protesting?
Where is your passion?
I invite you to write a Climate Justice poem or a rhyme
then share it at the Commit2Respond website using it as poetic
form of direct action.
Let us pen poetry that packs a punch and celebrate
National Poetry Month!
--- by Christopher D. Sims, Commit2Respond Communications & Resources Team
Get Inspired: Read, listen to, or write poetry this week. Find words that speak to your soul,
Make you feel whole,
Get Educated: In your poetic exploration and deepening practice, we recommend that you dig into reflection on
Systemic Environmental Racism
Water & Society
Being the Change / Your Personal Journey
Take Action: Let’s covenant together. Share your words and/or your favorite poems here below. You can also RSVP to join the UU Young Adults for Climate Justice for an online poetry reading and discussion on Monday, April 25th, 5:00-7:00 PM Pacific / 8:00-10:00 PM Eastern (all are welcome).