That each man welcomes unwilling
A time to honor children, trees,
And what we're gladder killing.
Like piety on Easter,
Lacking just the yellow bonnet,
Earth Day brings forth the somber word
With righteousness upon it.
And so I'll celebrate in verse,
Stay concise, also devout,
To keep my carbon footprint
From leaving ashes in my mouth.
GREEN, adj. (coll.) Environmentally gentle like 600 miles in a Prius.