Friday, April 22, 2011

Dear Planet Earth

© 2007 - West Virginia

Dear Planet Earth,                                                                                       
Where do I begin?  I have hurt you in so many ways that my apology will surely ring hollow.  You’ve always been there for me through all the ups and downs - never complaining.  Day in and day out, I know I can count on you.  You’re steady.  You provide everything I need.  You are simply the best and I take advantage of you in the worst ways, never saying thank you; treating you with a casual disregard.  I’m even afraid to look you in the eye; doing so would hurt as much as staring at the red hot sun.  No, an apology is simply not enough, but it is all I have to give.

You never say no to me.  If I ask for more, you try to comply.  I feel you shudder and quake at times, but you never deny me.  

It’s funny how it works. A psychologist would surely classify us as having a classic abusive relationship.  I dish it out and you keep coming back for more.  I don’t know why you continue to care about me.  The last time I did something really nice for you was…….well, I’m not really sure when that was.  Pitiful, that’s what I am.

I’m going to change.  I promise this time.  I really mean it.  Are you listening?  I feel you turning away.  Maybe if you talked back, it would help our relationship.  

I do love you.  I look around on a day like today and I realize what I have in you.  Perfection, that’s what you are.  Your beauty astounds me - your virtues more plentiful than the stars.  I beg you to forgive me.  I promise this time it will be different.  

I know.   I’ll plant a tree today in your honor.  There, I made you smile.

With love and deep admiration,
A Citizen of the Earth

1 comment:

  1. Very, very wonderful. Thus inspired, I'll go do something extra for the Earth today, too. Always with thanks for your writing, Judy