Another Earth

Drawing: A blue-green planet, with other planets and a glowing sun, in space. Caption reads: "Suppose we found another Earth somewhere out in space."

Another Earth poem by Iris Carden

Suppose we found another Earth
somewhere out in space.
Would we care for it better
than we’ve done with this place?

Suppose it was all growing green
with blue and pristine, seas.
Could we minimise our impact
as we made it meet our needs?

Would we make the same mistakes?
Would just our presence sow the seed
of sacrificing the environment
to satiate human greed?

What if we learned some more respect
for the Earth we’ve already got in strife?
What if we learned to live in harmony
with the planet that gives us life?

There may not be another Earth
even beyond our Milky Way.
This place where we live right now,
may be the only place we stay.

And if we want to stay alive
on this planet we call home.
We need to change our wasteful ways
and try to fix what we have done

While you’re here…

Find Iris Carden's books:  
    at Lulu (publisher)     
    at Amazon  
   or  at your favourite online bookshop.

Digital Tip Jar: PayPal.Me

Follow Me: Twitter / Facebook / Instagram


By Iris Carden

Iris Carden is an Australian indie author, mother, grandmother, and chronic illness patient. On good days, she writes. Because of the unpredictability of her health, she writes on an indie basis, not trying to meet deadlines. She lives on a disability support pension now, but her ultimate dream is to earn her own living from her writing.


Leave a comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: