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Earth Day is a day the world stops to recognize that our planet is and always be our home. This is the one day all of humanity have a common cause, the welfare of the Earth. 


Sing An Earth Song 

By Joaquin Turley 

I sing an earth song full of sorrow, slightly flat and partially off key.  

Who will take the time to sing with me? 

I am earth creature.  

I am life’s light, no longer strong enough to fight.  

Looming tall looming large. Over an earth of people big and small.  

When I was created my limbs were meant to last forever.  

Reaching from the top to the bottom of the crust heaven created.  

My hands sprout out and feed the animals who often climb my being.  

I grew in a peaceful place that is now being destroyed by the manufactured  

man.  

Consumed with his greed for industrial living.  

Creatures that were put here naturally are no longer safe.  

On an earth lacking God’s grace.  

An earth where no one cares for their fellow man and isolation has become  

normal.  

Where the things that are most important hold no value.  

I sit and watch these earthly transactions occur on a daily basis and I weep.  

As my sister the willow does, for earth’s humanity.  

Is this the picture that God wanted us to paint with the brushes of life to be  

placed in the mural of earth?  

An earth filled with struggle, hate and strife. I sing an earth song full of  

sorrow, slightly flat and partially off key.  

Who will take the time to sing with me?  

Joaquin also attends Morgan State University. 


Beauty n Beautiful 

By Reginald Black 

Look at us, can’t even comprehend how birds fly. True elegance and grace just  

pass us by.  

How foolish, how we coast through life. The wonders you see stretch as far as  

the sea. From the smallest honey bee, to the creation of the human city. All of 

 it just like a face, simply pretty.  

No need to gather in groups. Just pick up a flower, you’ll see the truth. The  

earth is beautiful and so are you.  

A perfect creation, meant to be one nation and to appreciate their habitation 

A whole world to take ofYes my friends it will take all of us.  

If earth is our bus, then we must work to maintain and keep it up. 


Reggie’s Reflections – Social Icon? 

By Reginald Black 

I was beginning to come back to some normalcy. I had a place to stay, and was becoming a better vendor. The director started giving me events to attend. This particular one was a Hip-Hop summit for the Homeless. I played the background as usual. Soon it was my turn to take the stage. It was a great day and the live atmosphere gave me self-worth. I was baffled by people asking for my autograph.” Could it be?” I thought. ”Am I now the center of social attention?” The entire day I was an artist, not just homeless. I didn’t even bother chatting online, but the question was Am I now a social icon? All the evidence seems to make that point, but could I really have change status so quickly? Unsure, I pressed on anyway.  

Reggie hosts The Writer’s Group Meeting. 


Old Earth Bones 

By Robert Warren 

WHO CAN HEAR THE EARTH SHAKE QUAKE? AWAKE OLD BONES, YOUR  

TIME IS ALMOST HEAR. EARTH BONES SHAKING MINDS AWAKENING.  

NO MORE WAR OR HATE, HUNGER NO MORE OLD BONES. DON’T YOU  

FEEL THE EARTH SHAKE AS IT MOVES TO ANOTHER TIME, ANOTHER  

THOUGHT OF MIND?  

NO MORE RUMBLES OR CRIES, OR LITTLE CHILDREN’S WEEPING EYES.  

AWAKE OLD BONES CAN YOU NOT FEEL THE MOVEMENT OF TIME TO BE  

ALIVE? THE CHANGING OF SATAN LIES.  

HE WHISPERS TO YOU, EARTH CRIES. WHO CAN HEAR THE EARTH  

SHAKE? ANOTHER EARTHQUAKE, A SIGN OF THE TIMES FOR THOSE  

WHO ARE ALIVE. WAKE UP OLD BONES DIDN’T YOU HEAR ABOUT THE  

EARTHQUAKE? GOD NEVER LIED. IT IS TIME TO WAKE UP OLD BONES.  

ARE YOU STILL ASLEEP? YOUR BONES SHAKE FROM EAST TO WEST. NO 

LAND IS THE BEST.  

PLEASE CAN YOU WAKE UP OLD BONES. WAKE UP WAKE UP!! IT’S YOUR  

TIME. FOR GODS SAKE  

WAKE UP OLD BONES.  

Robert is a member of The People for Fairness Coalition. 


Last Earth Picture 

By David Rubin 

An aged picture of the earth.  

Find the faded and oldest colors.  

You will need rest and faith to bring anew your work. Strength to draw from  

Saint Magdalene.  

Not paid money for work done, if working, paid with happiness.  

Earth how seen, then you draw how they are.  

God is omnipresent. 

David volunteers and is writing his own novel.