Caretaker

Your hate n’ anger,
your prejudice n’ cynicism
leave it at the door.

Unlike Elijah the seer
none of us is getting out
of this spin-on ball alive,
so treat yourself as a rare gift.

It is awesome to be human –
be amazed by the warm sun,
be entertained by songbirds tweeting,
love thy neighour – profess the treasure
you’re carrying in your heart.

There’s no time for anything else –
expect to work hard for our planet’s future
expect to toil for our Earth to heal n’ flourish.
This isn’t a distraction but our mainstay as humans –
the caretaker of this merry-go-round.

© Ugo Nkwoala. Spilledwoords, 2020

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