Friday, November 25, 2011

My poetry book for Kalaweit

Here are some poems (by me) together in a nice little book just in time for Christmas!
The money from the sales of this book will go into printing but also directly into KALAWEIT.
We are aiming to purchase more land in Indonesia in order to secure the forests and the habitat of many animals.
Your support and help is always appreciated!
Thank you.

Look around you

Look around you
Change your style
Change your harmful ways
Learn about
The world around
And nature
In its dying days

Humans are firing
The shots
That kill
What you see

Learn and share
Show that you care
By gestures small and grand

There’s so much to do
So much to save
But it will begin if you understand

© Leonora Sophie

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Shining Positivity?

If we take just a second to think about our dying planet,
Only then might we realise that our mindless ways have such a drastic effect.

So many of us are oblivious to it all, living willingly trapped in a selfish bubble.

Amongst the silence, a fleeting thought ignites the fires of power.
One bright spark can change what burning fires can damage and smoulder, drowned in despair.

Are you feeling frozen?
Is your heart made of ice?
Or do you see what I see?

Look to the sky and believe,
And you will see a shining diamond of positivity.

© Leonora Sophie

Saturday, November 19, 2011


Floating and gliding
In control of the air
The seagull simply hovers
As if without a care in the world
To weigh down on its wings -
Off he goes through the wind
As I stand on the ground and sing

I hum a tune that I know
About the sunshine and the sand
And the summers spent together
Walking hand in hand

Even then I would look up
And see the birds in the sky
And wish I had their wings
So that I could fly
To another world, another planet
To see the same things
That these wonderful creatures can
When they spread their wings.

© Leonora Sophie

Monday, November 7, 2011

Thought for the day - Wordle 11/6

An area the size of a football pitch disappears in one fell swoop.
The land, now dappled with trees is being destroyed.
It’s like waving a magic wand - swish - it’s gone.
Who’s holding the wand?
That’s the question.

It seems that the businessmen only care for money.
They don’t care for the air they pollute.

It’s true they burn the forests, the homes of many;
But it is us, the consumer
Who reignites the flame.

We don’t start the fires,
Burn the forests to the ground
And let the peatlands emit their Co2 into the air.

But we do set off the bomb,
Hidden in its shell on the shopping shelf.

We live in a delirium,
Where a strident path towards justice
Has little significance.

From the pleated suit to the plaited hair;
The businessman to the tree-hugger,
We must all be aware;
Take care.

© Leonora Sophie

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Take it back

Take it back
I don’t want it anymore

In fact, the day it was given to me,
I wasn’t even sure that I wanted
Nor needed what you had to offer.

So, take it away
Put it in a locker,
Put it out of sight.
Throw away the key.

Do anything you can to get it away from me.

I feel sick when
I think about
The baggage that you handed to me,
So loaded and heavy.

Take it away,
Out of my sight
As soon as you can.
And listen to me right now
When I tell you it’s true,
Whatever burden you gave me -

I’m giving it back to you.

© Leonora Sophie