REASON TO SING


SOFT GRASS UNDER FEET

THE SUNS RAYS A BURNING HEAT
THE SONG OF A BIRD, AN INSECTS CRY
THE COLOUR OF THE WILDFLOWERS

AND THE BLUE OF THE SKY
THE LIFE IN THE HEDGEROWS

NATURES SAVING GRACE
FROM MANS CONSTANT GREED

WHICH IS A TRUE DISGRACE
BUT THE POWER OF A FLOWER

AND THE SEED FROM A WEED
WILL BREAK THROUGH THE CONCRETE

AND CALL TO BE FREED
FREED BY THE WIND

AND NOURISHED BY THE SUN
FED BY THE RAIN

AND CONNECTED TO THE ONE
THE ONE LIFE THAT CONNECTS

EACH AND EVERY THING
AND GIVES A BIRD A PASSION

AND A REASON TO SING
TO SING OF THE JOY

TO BE VIBRANT AND ALIVE
WHY THE HONEY BEE FLIES AROUND THE EARTH

AND BACK TO ITS HIVE
HOW A SPIDER BUILDS A WEB

WITH THE STRONGEST THREAD
AND A DRAGONFLY'S WINGS

TRANSLUCENT BUT STRONG
AND THE DISTANT MIGRATION OF THOSE

WHO DON’T CARE HOW LONG
HOW LONG IT IS TO FLY AROUND THE EARTH
A MYSTERIOUS GENETIC MEMORY

FROM EVERY DEATH TO EVERY BIRTH
AND EVERY BIRTH BRINGS NEW LIFE

A NEW CHAPTER , A NEW START
LIKE THE BEATING OF A DRUM

WHICH SOUNDS LIKE A HEART
A HEARTBEAT WHICH UNITES

ALL PEOPLE AS ONE
NO COLOUR, RACE OR RELIGION

WE ALL LIVE UNDER THE SAME SUN



Law of Opposites

If you open your eyes really wide
You will see different worlds side by side
Vibrant life right next to destruction
Tranquility opposed to noise and construction

Respect for all and respect for none
Resource extraction from our ancient sun
Birds singing and waterfalls
Modern man and industry calls

To rape the earth and suck her dry
Some rejoice whilst others cry
To take the blood from the earth
I'm not sure really what is worse

Now her blood is known as black gold
And every part of her body is bought and sold
An urgency to extract all that they can
And total disconnection from the land

What will it take to remember the way
And what can anyone really say
When pools of poison still remain
To these corporations its just a game

They cant admit to what they've done
Just take the money, leave and run
They have what they want and that is it
And really in truth they don't give a s**t

So now its down to us who can see
To show the world how we need to be
To take responsibility for our deeds
And move beyond lust and greed

To stop , to change, to renew and restore
And make respect a new kind of law



Earth Day Ode

 

 

Best planet in the solar system, how lucky we are,

Could have landed on any, barren, lifeless star.

 

But this beautiful ball, wet and round,

floating in space, is what we found.

 

Give thanks every day, to the wonder of our home.

A living, breathing eco-system, Its not just a stone.

 

The Earth is our mother, is what the ancient people say.

Respect it and love it, each and every day.

 

So what can I do, to make a difference today?

Look at all your rubbish, and find another way.

 

Say 'No' to the packaging, and chemicals in your food.

Flavourings and colourings, that effect your very mood.

 

Say 'No' to the chemicals, that you flush down the drain.

Polluting precious water, is really just insane.

 

Climate change is happening, and its now down to us.

To change our comfy lifestyles, without making too much fuss.

 

Look to the future, 7 generations ahead.

When they look back at us, Oh, what will be said?

 

"They didn't really care, about poisoning the Earth.

Just money and television, What is life really worth?"

 

But now its time to change, and clean up our ways.

All life is a circle, It'll be like the good 'ol days

 

Think what your doing, has an effect in every way.

And the money in your pocket, is how you have your say.

 

 

 


Those Who See

 

Still ancient trees fall in the name of greed

And prophesies and warnings they do not heed

Now corporate power rules on Earth

And life and nature have not worth

 

When will we open our eyes to see

The marriage between nature and humanity

When will we open our eyes to see

That only the Earth can set us free

 

Corruption, lies and the thirst for power

Bring us closer to the final hour

The end of oil, the end of an age

Anarchy will rule along with certain rage

 

For none want to change their cozy ways

As the sunsets on these final days

The parties over, they need to see

And those who rule can't set us free

 

Only those awake will stand to fight

For freedoms sake and what is right

Only those who see heaven on Earth

The dawn of an age and the planets worth.


 


 

  A WORLD IN PAIN 

 

WHILST HALF THE WORLD IS STILL AT WAR

 

WITH CORRUPT GOVERNMENTS AND POINTLESS LAW

 

SUPPRESSION, OPPRESSION AND NO HUMAN RIGHTS

 

FOR FREEDOMS SAKE WE MUST NOT FIGHT

 

 

WHILST THERE'S WAR PEACE CAN NEVER BE FOUND

 

AND TO THE WAR MACHINE WE ARE ALL BOUND

 

ANGER FIGHTS ANGER AND FEAR AGAINST FEAR

 

COMMUNICATION IS NEEDED FOR ALL TO BE CLEAR

 

 

SO WHY WONT THEY LISTEN TO WHAT'S BEING SAID

 

TO FEEL FROM THEIR HEARTS AND GET OUT OF THEIR HEAD

 

TO RESPECT EACH LIFE AND TO VALUE ALL

 

TO SPEAK THE TRUTH AND STAND UP TALL

 

 

TORTURE AND SUFFERING AND STILL IN MAN'S HANDS

 

A VARIETY OF EVILS IN DIFFERENT LANDS

 

A WOMAN'S LIFE IS STILL SO CHEAP

 

STONED TO DEATH AND SHE MUST NOT WEEP

 

 

SLICED AND SOWN IN HER SACRED PLACE

 

IN THE NAME OF RELIGION AND NOT TO LOSE FACE

 

MERCY KILLINGS ARE STILL BEING DONE

 

FOR SHE MUST NOT LOVE OR BE SEEN TO HAVE FUN

 

 

WHERE IS THE RESPECT, COMPASSION AND LOVE

 

IS THIS WHAT IS EXPECTED FROM THIS GOD UP ABOVE

 

SENSELESS TORMENT, DISEASE AND PAIN

 

TO INFLICT ON ANOTHER WE SHOULD LIVE IN SHAME

 

 

IT’S A WORLD IN PAIN, SUCH A BEAUTIFUL PLACE

 

ITS SUCH A SHAME, IT’S A WORLD IN PAIN

 


 


BIG TREES

 

BIG TREES WHERE FAIRIES RESIDE

WHERE ELVES AND PIXIES PLAY AND HIDE


BIG TREES WHO PLAY HOUSE AND HOME

TO PLANTS AND CREATURES WHEREVER THEY ROAM


BIG TREES WHO HAVE SEEN SO MUCH

AND FELT THE LOVE OF HUMAN TOUCH


BIG TREES WHO STAND SO TALL AND STRONG

IN TUNE WITH THE UNIVERSAL SONG


BIG TREES WHO OPEN OUR MINDS AND HEARTS

AND UNITE ALL PEOPLE FROM WORLDS APART


BIG TREES, OUR FRIENDS, OUR TEACHERS, OUR LOVE

WHO RADIATE THEIR WISDOM AND LOOK DOWN FROM ABOVE


BIG TREES WHO ASK FOR NOTHING MORE

THAN TO RESPECT ALL LIFE AND NATURES LAW


BIG TREES WHO STAND SILENT AND STILL

IN TUNE WITH ALL AND GREAT SPIRITS WILL




 OH TO BIG, ANCIENT, WISE, ELDER TREES, MAY WE STAND UP AND PROTECT THEM FOR THEY CAN NOT RUN FROM THE MIGHTY STEEL.... 




All poems by Nicola Peel




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