By Charlotte, age 8
Electricity flows when it has the chance.
Rub your hair with a balloon, it might make your hair dance.
Electricity can make things automatic,
And close to metal you might pick up static.
Benjamin Franklin found it in lightning,
Which you might find surprisingly frightening.
Edison used the electron flow,
To make our lightbulbs brightly glow.
People are burning fuels to make power,
Every moment, every second, every minute, every hour.
We’re killing our forests and polluting our skies.
Humans watch on while Mother Earth cries.
The time has come to change our ways,
To think ahead for better days.
Use the sun and the wind and the waves in the sea,
To make green electricity for you and for me.