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ABC for You and Me

ABC

A is for Air. It is everywhere, You don’t see it? It’s there!

B is for Breathe. Breathe in the Air and be thankful it’s here.

C is for Care. Take Care of the Air. We must Breathe it whenever we go anywhere.

D is for Dream. If you Care for your Dream and you Breathe in the Air, then one day you’ll get there!

E is for Earth. Each of us now lives here. We must Care for the Earth so your kids can live here.

F is for Food. We each need our fair share. Earth provides what we need if we Care and we share.

G is for Good. We should all worship Good. We should Care for each other, Eat Good Food, Breathe Good Air.

H is for Health. Good Health is the key. Breathe Good Air, Eat Good Food, take Good Care and you’ll see.

I is for good Ideas in your head. Take Good Care and your Dream will come true… it is said.

J is for all of the Joy we all need. When your Good Dream comes true, spread your Joy like a seed.

K is for Kindness. It’s kind of like Good. This too, you can spread. It brings Joy… as it should.

L is for Life. We each have our own Life. You have one. I have one. Isn’t that Nice?

M is for Make. Make the most of your Life! Use Ideas to Make Good and bring Joy to your Life.

N is for Nature, why and how we are here. Care for it we must! Or we’ll all be… Oh, Dear!

O is for Oceans. A whole world lies down there. Care for them. It’s clear, they are key like Good Air.

P is for People. There’s lots of us here. If we Care, we can all Dream one Dream we all share.

Q is for Quality which shows when you Care. It’s important, and hopefully less and less rare.

R is for Rain. It’s refreshing and clear falling down from the Air for all Life forms down here.

S is for Sun. Heat on Earth comes from there. Light comes from there too… but please, PLEASE do not stare!

T is for Trees. They help clean out Earth’s Air. It is Good they are here. Plant a Tree if you Care.

U is for Useful… Full of use, Good, …like Air. Go forth and be Useful. Spread Good everywhere.

V is for Value. Value what is here. Sun, Earth, Oceans, Trees, Nature, People and Air.

W is for Water. Water, it is clear. It’s important as Air. So, each day, drink your share.

X is for? …I don’t know what it’s for. If it were up to me, there’d be no X any more.

Y is for You. All these things are for You, her, him, it, them, me too. Don’t forget their Value.

Z is for Zen. Now and then we need Zen. Breathe the Air, Take Good Care, Dream your way here to there… And then, when you’re there, You can do it again.

Copyright 2013 Weylan Tiankong

This Was Not Here

In a parallel place, I found teachers were tops.
Here, we worship our athletes and film stars.
Entertainment is great.
When education’s first rate…
…then, we all can sit down to enjoy some.

In that place that I went,
politicians were sent
to the Capital to represent folks.
Here, I’m sorry to say,
only money holds sway…
so our companies seek to control ‘em.

While I was there,
I saw companies care
for the great world that is (still) around them.
They’d realized long ago,
that Eco (not Ego)
would help them grow into the future.

Many folks there believe in a god.
Others have different opinions.
Doing GOOD every day,
helping out on the way,
are among many things they all agree on.

That place, like ours, is complex:
Different peoples, vast spaces and change…
They embrace the diversity of living things,
use their numbers for strength,
work together at length,
to solve issues which often confront them.

In a parallel place I saw progress,
based on empathy, respect and kindness.
I saw people investing in children
and nurturing the world they would give them.
No one went hungry or lived on the street.
Air was clean, as was soil and water.
Their elders were cherished.
Life, itself, was held dear;
Not material things, money or power.

The place that I found was not perfect.
They’ll always have things to work through.
But, their honest, hard-working, inclusive approach
will help show them the right things to do.
Perhaps it’s because of their women
Or because they all take the long view.
Whatever the reason…
‘twas refreshing and pleasing
Why can’t we do more things like they do?

In a parallel place I found teachers were tops.
because – of course – they can impact our kids so.
Rather than invest in the ones who guide children each day,
hawkers here’d sell ’em guns to… HELLO?!

Copyright 2013 Weylan Tiankong

Roam

Roam

When you’re a bit older,
I sure hope you will travel.
There’s a wondrous world which awaits you.

As parents, we’ll miss you.
That goes without saying.
But I know in my heart of the value.

It will open your eyes.
There’ll be so much to see.
Which by staying at home you just couldn’t.

When you explore this great planet
You’ll meet all sorts of people.
And see places you otherwise wouldn’t.

You will think. And discover.
Get to know. Understand.
Ask yourself certain things, which you should.

And upon your return,
You will still be yourself,
But your sense of the world will be good.

In some distant places you’ll find
All the comforts of home.
While some customs may be hard to abide by.

Either way, it’s okay, you will see.
You will see.
You will learn what you like (more importantly): Why?

What you don’t like? What’s good?
What should not change and what should?
These things too, to you should become clearer.

Along the way,
Your beliefs may be challenged.
Once certain beliefs might even shatter.

It’s okay. You will learn.
You will see it’s okay.
For some questions, the answers may vary.

You’ll find things which are done right.
Where we may have gone wrong.
A chance to learn is a chance for discovery.

Likewise, I’d guess,
That you’ll also impress
Upon others where we have succeeded.

And if that be the case,
I sure hope you’ll in haste
Provide help if your help should be needed.

You see, in this wondrous world,
There are things we can teach
And plenty of folks we can learn from.

Put your ideas to the test.
Exchange thoughts with the rest.
Then, best of all, go and apply some!

Copyright 2012 Weylan Tiankong

Water is Blue (English)

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Water is Blue.
Soil is Brown.
Grass is Green.
Trees are Green and Brown.

Our Sky is Blue with White Clouds.
Our Earth is Round; with Blue Water, Brown Soil, Green Grass…
…And Trees.
Our Sun is Round; and Yellow; and Hot.

Sometimes, the Sun hides behind Clouds.
Sometimes, the Clouds in the Sky turn Grey.
Grey Clouds may bring Thunder, Lightning, …And Rain.
Rain is Clear Water which our Grass, Trees and Flowers all Need.

Flowers come in many Colors,
So do Animals,
…And People…
…And Rainbows.

At Night, the Sun Goes Down.
At Night, the Sky turns Black.
At Night, Stars and Planets dot the Sky…
…And the Moon looks Yellow like the Sun.

Tree Leaves are Green in the Spring and the Summer.
Turning many pretty Colors when Autumn winds blow,
Leaves fall from the Trees to blanket the Soil and Grass,
Fly through the Air, …or Float for awhile on Water.

Snow is White and Cold.
Snow flakes fall from the Sky when the Cold Winter comes.
And Ice may form where Still Waters Rest…

In Winter, many Trees have no Leaves.
Their Flowers and Leaves will come back with the Spring Winds.
The Sun will be back in the Morning.

Copyright 2013 Weylan Tiankong