Children love to play in it,
while miners spend their day in it.
We grow our food and build each home
in our planet’s dark rich loam. 
If we are wise, we choose to mentor it,
lest too soon we’re called to enter it.

The prompt word for the dVerse Poets Quadrille challenge was “earth.” The only rule for a quadrille is that it must be exactly 44 words long, not counting the title.

16 thoughts on “Earthlings

    1. lifelessons Post author

      Thanks, Victoria. It occurred to me that that little boy’s mother had never seen that photo, so I tracked down her stepdaughter on Facebook and sent it to her. He was such a sweet little boy and had turned on the hose under our porch in our backyard and was having such a great time in the mud he’d created.



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