In honor of this year’s Earth Day, one of Woodridge’s fifth graders was inspired to write her own poem intended to inspire us all to pause, reflect and act in support of, and to care for, our Mother Earth.
A World in Repair
By Woodridge 5th Grader, G.G.
The Effects of Pollution
Air flows, smoke surrounds, water suffocates
Smoke flows from top to ground quiet but strong
Cluttered heavily without ground
The way of life needs to change
The Senator We Needed
Without him it would be a long road
With him we got to the destination.
Fighting is not right unless for change
Protesters gathered minds
Making light more visible
A day was remembered
In honor it stands
This day will help us change
As a global community
For the light we see will not back down
The future stands bold and bright
For younger generations
Us we now become older than the last
“When wrong is done to your planet, we will always fix it “