I walk upon your rugged valleys;
I dance upon your golden shores.
Your unwavering resplendence
is what compels me to explore.
You’re a spinning top of wonder,
a creation whose pleasing to the eye,
and during my many excursions,
I’ve often stood in awe and cried.
Words just can’t describe you;
the heart of you cannot be explained.
And those who notice your glory
tend to stop and rollick in your rain.
Some seek to protect your beauty,
and yet others see a never-ending chore,
but those who truly love you
would do anything to make you more.
The magnificence of your vastness,
the provisions you supply the world for free,
are never taken for granted
by those who consider all they see.
You are everyone’s big ball of brilliance,
your grandeur spills out over the land,
and you will always be protected
by those who are willing to take a stand.
Written by, Michelle Cook
Photo credit: https://pixabay.com/illustrations/earth-solar-sun-moon-universe-1281025/
*Written for World Environment Day in response to the campaign slogan for 2022, “Only One Earth.”
A bouquet of sunshine
Brightens the front door
As eager hands bring back
All they’ve dared to explore
Her face comes alive
As the wind twirls her hair
Of loveliness there is nothing
That could ever compare
© 2018 Michelle Cook
Thanks to Michael for a whole month of writing prompts, click here to view them all; Flowers of Autumn
Every worn page and fold
Some stories beg to be read
While others just want to be told
Simple black lettering
Has so much to tell
The story’s whole purpose
Is to put you under its spell
Each book can charm
Captivate and delight
Some can bring a smile
While others fill us with fright
But every unique word
Seems to have the same effect
It pushes the reader to learn
And quite often reflect
And by the end of our lives
We’ve shared hundreds more
For each book that we read
Is another life explored
Every story is a vast world
Created by a dream
Filled to the very brim
With secrets bursting at the seams
And I think that I like knowing
That there is always a book to explore
For a chance to live through another’s dream
Is something we should never ignore
© 2018 Michelle Cook