Earth Day Wedding Ceremony

Earth Day Marriage Ceremony

                            In this eco-community I thee wed

                            The earthlings now join a garden bed

                            To have, to hold, to honour and love

                            To reduce, recycle and stand above

                            Neglect, abuse and thoughtlessness

                           And embrace the oath of reusefulness.

                           Pledging to uphold basic common sense

                           Truly the seedling to making a difference

                           A difference to our holy Mother Earth

                           And to all that she is worthy and worth.

                           The pledges between the two betrothed

                           Do indeed signify a huge workload

                           For better or worse the vows do say

                           There just is no other better way.

First Prize in Ridge Meadows Recycling Society 2020 Poetry Contest

Earth Day Marriage Ceremony

 

                             Earth Day Marriage Ceremony

                            In this eco-community I thee wed

                            The earthlings now join a garden bed

                            To have, to hold, to honour and love

                            To reduce, recycle and stand above

                            Neglect, abuse and thoughtlessness

                           And embrace the oath of reusefulness.

                           Pledging to uphold basic common sense

                           Truly the seedling to making a difference

                           A difference to our holy Mother Earth

                           And to all that she is worthy and worth.

                           The pledges between the two betrothed

                           Do indeed signify a huge workload

                           For better or worse the vows do say

                           There just is no other better way.

 

First Prize in Ridge Meadows Recycling Society 2020 Poetry Contest

 

TYPE ONE POSITIVE

 

        TYPE ONE POSITIVE

        Beneath the dogwood tree I stand

        Marvelled by our glorious land

        From yard to yard I look and see

        What this new life has done to me.

        Not a boring day has yet to pass

        Some kind of miracle has been cast

        The flowers, the trees, the yards and more

        Have definitely enriched my inner core.

        I now see the forest and the trees

        I’ve witnessed the role of bumblebees

        I’ve reached out to help those in need

        COVID-19 may be a starting seed

        Definitely a message for all of us to know

        To covet, to hug, to respect and to sow.

 

Antoinetta DeWit

April 2020

Hand and Hug COVID 19 Sonnet

HAND AND HUG

 

What’s in a handshake that makes spirits soar?

What’s is a hug that says so much more?

They give us the comfort and feeling of love

They give us the person who stands far above

Because of COVID-19 we’re now two metres apart

No handshakes, no hugs makes for one very sad heart

But now we know who our very best friends really are

For me some are close by and yet others are far

The ones who make an effort  to help where they can

The ones who allow us to give them a helping hand

The ones who connect through word games and calls

The ones who deliver us plants and colourful dolls

All of those things just like a firm handshake and hug

Are signs of true friendship, comfort and love.

 

Bell Let's Talk Mental Illness

 

BELL LET'S TALK MENTAL ILLNESS

 

My friend has drifted far and wide

as I stand by his side;

although what was, has now died,

the memories will always remain alive.

 

What is now is something new;

I don't always know what to do.

But, if it was the other shoe,

he would stay with me too.