Mother Nature


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Mother Nature

By Bryan Hayes

There is something truly magical about the south Florida sunrises and sunsets.   The colors are spectacular. They are among the many reasons why people flock here by the thousands to visit the paradise we call home. There are natural wonders our beautiful state has to offer.  Living here, though, it is easy to become complacent about our surroundings.

This is why I have made it a priority to get up early and go to the beach before work at least once during the week.   The feeling is tremendous. It is such a glorious way to begin the day.  It is quiet, peaceful and the tranquility is beyond compare.

There is only problem: the garbage.

I found an empty bucket and used it to pick up at least some of the trash, but it hardly made a dent in the mass of litter that was strewn across the sand.   It was then that I sat down and took a seat.   After a few minutes of sungazing, I took a pen to paper.


You are there always

Never to betray

Your love is unconditional

Through the light of day

Throughout the dark of night

Without fail

Your life is sustaining

Sustaining, nature, is it a betrayal to show you such disrespect?  Can we do better?