We had to share this beautiful poem written by Nabiha Naomi.
Nabiha Naomi is a student at the Bangladesh School in Abu Dhabi, and part of Roots & Shoots Abu Dhabi. She performed the poem before Dr Jane Goodall herself at the recent Roots & Shoots Abu Dhabi Awards 2018, and it’s a though-provoking piece.
There are all sorts of ways you can help encourage people to value and help the world. Sometimes art and poetry can be the perfect way to connect with people.
What would your poem be about?
The Voice of the Earth
by Nabiha Naomi, Grade 8, Bangladesh School
Read out at the Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots Abu Dhabi Awards 2018
Do you not see the raging storms
Do you not feel the rising heat
My frozen lands are losing their form
Their inhabitants are losing their home
I was created for you
To sustain and shelter you
Now it’s your turn
To move towards sustainability
In abundance the sun shines
In abundance the rivers flow
In abundance the winds blow
Use these that I freely provide
You put me on hold
Not just for you but your children too
Together let us move forward
Generation to generation