So yesterday my brother and I were blowing bubbles, which we haven’t done in a long time. It was a lot nicer than I expected, which made me sad. It is really sad that nowadays we are too obsessed with our electronics to really live. I mean, who knew that it was so peaceful to watch bubbles shimmering in the light.
The unique creature,
intelligent and bold
loving and protective
kind and beautiful.
Who rests with eyes wide open
while his master
sleeps in every comfort.
Whose joy fails to diminish
when he sees his family
no matter how long they’ve been gone.
Who dries any tears
coaxes laughter from the darkest situations.
Who brings some light
and undying faith.
Who would stand by any one
be it a businessman
a sales clerk
or a drunken outcast
that they had learned to love.
Who will love when there is none to be had in return.
Who would go hungry rather than see his master starve.
Whose spirit cannot be seperated from his master’s even in death.
I am a young person growing up in this world. When I have the power to vote, it will be in the 2020s. If you have heard of the UN Sustainable Development goals, you know that when I am an adult, we will have less than 10 years to achieve these goals.
Why should you care? By the time it’s too late to do anything, your lives will be ending.
But ours won’t. So I’m asking for you to do us a little favor. Leave us something we can work with.
I am not asking you to fix poverty, global warming, gender inequality, gun violence. All I want is that you start on the journey. If you’ve heard about global warming, you know that there is a point of no return which we are dangerously close to. So what if every adult worked together to start a movement and pledge to lower our average global temperature by 1 degree Centigrade, by 2050.
Or we could tackle childhood hunger. What if every adult had a bin that they could fill with unfinished food? They could leave it outside and maybe a truck could come by and pick them up. So many families waste food that could be used to feed a starving kid.
Maybe we could start working on programs to end gun violence. We could help oppressed minorities around the world. These’s so much you can do, if only you try.
If you work with us, there’s so much we can do, but if you don’t, as a species, our days may be numbered,