My Poetic Path

My journey…shared in poems, prose and photos.

Earth Day 2015: Can We Afford to Hesitate?


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Our Supreme Mother,

knows nothing of the word: hesitate.

Moving,shifting,adapting,changing- constantly.

In the eye of a vicious and relentless storm.

Not one of Her making or choosing.

She stands: resolute and alone.

Struggling to survive, to flourish.

As forces beyond Her control,

Chip away at the majesty of our fading blue planet.

She has not failed us.

She will not give up without a fight.

And in return and in reply:

Can we afford to hesitate?


A poem that I wrote several years ago. I thought was fitting to share it once again, for Earth Day 2015. 

For me, living a greener lifestyle is just second nature. I do what I can, every day, to reduce my carbon footprint and to be mindful of the small choices throughout the day, that really do matter, in the big picture. Choices that include: reducing, recycling, re-purposing, being a vegetarian, buying organics, watching electrical consumption, walking instead of driving or taking a bus…

Are you doing anything special to celebrate Earth Day?


Author: Geraldine

I am a freelance writer, poet, artisan, avid book/product reviewer and award-winning cookbook author. I recently published the second volume of my new vegetarian cookbook series: -The Groovy Green Kitchen II: Simply, Super, Supper Soups and my fun and inspirational book, all about aging well: -Laughing AT the Grim Reaper! Gems of Wisdom for Aging Well I am also the author of: -The Groovy Green Kitchen: Weeknight Veggie Slow Cooker -Third Chapter, Second Chance (a mid-life romance) -Not Just for Vegetarians: Delicious Homestyle Cooking, the Meatless Way and the poetry collections: -Haiku Reflections:The Four Seasons (Volume i and II) and -My Poetic Path All titles available at, .ca, UK.... When I'm not writing or creating new recipes, I love to knit and crochet; usually with some "help" from feline friend, yarn-loving Mr. Cheddar! I hope you will visit and enjoy all of my blogs.Thanks for stopping by. Wishing You a Happy Week and Namaste! :-) You can also visit me at my new author's site:

5 thoughts on “Earth Day 2015: Can We Afford to Hesitate?

  1. Faaaaabulous words for Earth Day, Geraldine! And I love the photograph of the weeping willow tree. It’s stunning!

    I had off today, so I spent the afternoon sitting in the park; enjoying nature, the sunshine, and the gorgeous weather. It was the perfect way to spend Earth Day!

    Happy Earth Day, my friend!

  2. Love the poem, perfect for Earth Day. The photo is beautiful too. Happy Earth Day.

  3. inspiring poem Geraldine
    beautiful photo too ~

  4. Wonderfully profound poem!

  5. Sounds like a perfect way to enjoy Earth Day Ron. 🙂

    Thanks Joe! 🙂

    Thanks so much Tammie.

    Thank you too Rose.

    Have a happy and safe weekend, G

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