Apr 20, 2014, 6:36 p.m.
Oh God, how beautiful is this world!
Beautiful sky, seas beautiful,
beasts beautiful and birds beautiful,
people around me all beautiful.
Thank God, I'm beautiful.
So are my family members,
my seniors beautiful, and…
my juniors too—equally beautiful.
Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder.
I will do my bit to make this world
more beautiful, more wonderful.
Wherever I go.
By Prof. Suhas Patwardhan
Professor Patwardhan, a reader of Northwest Prime Time, is a freelance journalist from India, temporarily residing in Bellevue. He says, “The work undertaken by Denis Hayes inspired me to write [this] poem.” Hayes is a Seattle environmental activist, coordinator for the first Earth Day in 1970!
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