The age of the children was only four.
A group of them came running and laughing out the door.
They jumped and skipped upon the ground
And checked out everything around.
They stopped to look at all the trees
And dodged and darted away from bees.
They looked up at different birds on high
And labeled cloud formations in the sky.
They inspected all flowers, especially daffodils.
Their beauty and fragrance gave them thrills.
They made it a point to step around
Any ant houses they encountered on the ground.
Some senior citizens watched the children with glee
As they were certainly able to see
That these children surely saw the worth
Of living on this planet that we call earth.
* The month of April was founded as Earth Month on April 4, 1970, by Brad Follett, a Fredonia, N.Y. high school student. Earth Day is on April 22, a special day to respect and protect our earth.