Perennial Planetary Preservation

By Catherine, age 15

Magnificent, unobtrusive friends, photosynthesising producers,

Solar-powered processing cells, autotrophic oxygen boosters.

Eco-friendly, nutritional gems, consumable herbivorous delight,

Miraculous planetary preservers, relieving human plight.


Vegans, vegetarians, fruitarians, frugivores,

Extol your inspirations, begin your Trojan War,

Highlight global climate change, our disaster in slow motion,

Rainforest destruction, acidification, an extensive fish-less ocean.


Plant eating is our spiritual light, our big bang in evolution,

Eliminating heatwaves, droughts, fires, floods, cyclones and pollution,

Global warming, greenhouse gases, carbon footprints will decrease,

Preserving water, land and rainforest; extinction will now cease.


With health promoting phytochemicals, powerful antioxidants,

Essential fibre, folate, vitamins, minerals, immunocompetence,

Plant eating reduces heart disease, boosts physical and mental function,

Diminishes cancer, metabolic disease, dementia and over-consumption.


It’s time for us to emerge, from Plato’s cave and Animal Farm,

Cross the Rubicon, rebuild our Eden, halt senseless planetary harm,

Stop self-centred resource overexploitation, become sustainable, sincere,

Herbivorous environmentalists, unified with our biosphere.

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