Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Going Green -- A poem

Green to you
And green to me
Perhaps we see
Quite differently

Perhaps to you
Green’s kind of blue
A teal-ish kind of
Crayon stew

While green to me
Comes from my heart
Cloth grocery bags
Are just a start

Or light bulbs
In peculiar shapes
Or hanging up
Some thermal drapes

But when my green
Gets really sticky
Is when I wash
Cloth diapers – icky

I hang them up
On lines to dry
Save the earth?
I really try

Is so passé
Recycle now
Don’t throw away

The landfills
Soon will overflow
With diapers, trash
And things that glow

With plastic bottles
Glass and cans
Old TVs
And broken fans

The time is now
To do our part
Let’s go for green
At least, let’s start

Hana Haatainen Caye


  1. I thought your poem was amazing. we have to choose a poem that inspires us for English an I'm choosing yours!
    thanks for writing a poem so beautiful!!

  2. Thank you so much for your kind words. I am glad the poem touched you and that you'll be able to share it with others. Please let me know the response.

    Thanks again,


  3. love you poem...thanks...keep writing please.. :)

  4. Thank you for stopping by to read the poem and taking the time to comment. I also appreciate the encouragement to keep writing. I hope you'll keep reading!

  5. Dear author, is it possible to use your poem for a eco friendly competition but citing your name? thanks.

  6. Please email me and we can discuss.

    Thank you.

  7. Really.......T0uching p0em.......fillled mah heart for love nd care f0r mah m0ther nature

  8. This is a poem very important for my school Go Green Team

  9. Love it! Definately write more!

  10. keep writing itz exellent.......

  11. Wow! That is fantastic! Beautifully written!

  12. Do you have any ideas of another poem about the planet and going green? I need ideas urgently because I have a project. I really need help

    1. I'm sorry but I don't, Sara. Just be careful what you use so you do not violate copyrights. Several people have stolen this poem and used it on their own sites or FB pages without my permission. I'm glad you appreciated it. And good luck with your project.

  13. It was a wonderful poem by the way. AWESOME!

  14. This is a wonderful poem. Am writing an article on Going Green the Grandma way and would love to use this poem(either in whole or a part of it). It will carry your credits and a link to your site. Let me know if this is ok. Thanks a ton Green Grandma!

    1. Please email me with details, Meera. And thank you for asking before using the poem. I will most likely agree, but I'd like to know where it will appear, etc.


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