We look, we see you every day,
In the fields of corn, and in the fields of hay.
You represent the goodness of the Earth
Throughout the toils and problems that men unearth.
From your valleys of flowers to your grass of the plains
They are examples of your beauty in every domain.
The forest of trees is your house
For animals from bird to mouse.
Skies of blue and wisps of clouds
Hang over your Earth and the ground.
The crashing waves, the salt, the spray
The solitude of a secluded bay.
From your mountain peaks of majestic heights
To prairielands of a distinctive sight.
Whether in the arid, desert sand,
Or the ice and snow of arctic land,
The passage of time, your seasons bare
To all who take the time to stare.
You are a magnificent, awe-inspiring sight
From your gentleness to your powerful might.
This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.