On Earth Day I thought to cite the other species that is fighting against extinction….not in their lives themselves but in the way they value their own lives and way of living at the cost of others. What is dying in us is the ability to be empathetic . We are letting apathy grow in us at the cost of others. Our population is growing, yes, but our lack of compassion is not keeping step with that rise in our numbers. I am just asking you to CARE just a little more than you did yesterday…
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It took only one face on the list to make my brown eyes brim,
It took only one big glorious smile to enter into me and
have my heart fill up and overflow onto the floor.
I didn’t want to look too deeply for it cut too deep,
yet I feel I should for her.
Here was a life never to know another day.
Here was a little girl with laughter in her
eyes and a future as bright as the sun;
I could feel that warmth radianting,
and seeping into me as I saw her
soul shining forth from the screen.
It took only one and there are
so many more.
It took only one and her name
was Olivia Engle.
By Philip Wardlow 2012