Poem: Don’t care and yet I care so deeply

March 1, 2020

 

 

I wrote this poem coming back from a gathering with bee scientists. My experience left me sad that scientific research was not having a bigger impact on protecting the environment and in bringing about policy change. I did came away from the experience knowing that cross-disciplines need to work far closer together to bring the change we all wish to see. We need to dispel the myth of separation from the titles we give ourselves, or the sectors we work in.

 

We live in an opportunity to allow nature to lead us, From the other species and our own true intuitive nature, the feelings from our body. One connected with the living world. One where we all become scientists, where we observe and study the wild animals for solutions and understand the natural behaviour of humans. Not the domesticated versions we have created across the Earth. 

 

My writing follows the format of a poem that touches my heart by Oriah, The Invitation. 

 

Don’t care and yet I care so deeply

 

Don’t care if I am a banker, a healer or a scientist 

Don’t care if I am stuck thinking my way is right 

I want to know if I’ve inspired others to respect nature 

If I can say sorry and acknowledge the past

If I can play my role in transforming control

 

Don’t care if I have 4 x 4 or a lithium mined electric car

Don't care to book a weekend break 

I want to know if I've counted my emissions

If I have moved to reduce them

I'm aware of the supply chain of my purchases made 

 

Not interested in what restaurant I've have been too

Whether I am a vegan, a meat eater or a judger of choices 

I want to know if I can grow my own veg

Bought local, organic, refilled and reduced plastic

That I don't buy a product from the other side of the world 

 

Don't care about the latest gadget or my talking fridge

Don’t care if I'm keeping up with the Jones   

I want to know if I am researching and discussing 

My impact on the living world 

And acting towards environmental restoration 

 

Don’t care about climate change, the climate has always changed 

Don't care if we have labelled it native or non native 

I want to know if we can move back into balance 

If we can work in the now, with everything changed 

So again we drink from the rivers & the wildlife is free 

 

Don’t care what I think of this leader, this politician, this control freak

Don't care to blame others and to create scapegoats

I want to know if I can see them as part of me

If I can keep focused on creating the new 

Voice my dreams to the crowd, join those I believe  

 

Don’t care about our children's exam results

What university they have been to, what box they have ticked 

I want to know if we've inspired them with the skills they need 

If in 5 years time, we can smile together

Knowing we did all that we could

 

It is this that I care so deeply about. 

 

 

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