(c) 2014 Angela Baca
I live inside a tunnel-shaped body
That looks the same no matter which way I turn
People seem to look right through me
Only seeing a creature that likes to squirm
I yearn for the sunlight
But I must keep to the moist soil below
I do a decomposing job and I help plants grow
If you want to know more about worms
I hope you will ask me
I live in a very dark and nutrient-rich world
Where garbage and other discarded materials
Are fruits for enjoyment
I long to b free above the soil
But I cannot escape too long
Or the warm air will dry me out and kill me.
I am a proud worm inside my deep, earthy existence
I am full of hope for the lasting effects of my excretions
What passes through me becomes part of the soil forever
Or just helps new plants to grow anew
Won't you join me in looking for the potential in cast-off things?
I promise to look for the wonderful aspects of you!
Positive energies come in to me
And I try to make positive energies flow out.
I am proud to be alive
And to see the world as both
full and empty from within and from without!
While I am a decomposer with a questionable job
Of digesting life's garbage
I have a powerful impact
Try viewing Earth from the perspective of a bottom-feeder
Who eats garbage for a living
You'll see the view is beautiful from down here under the soil
Where life ends and begins in the same, earthy, regenerating, amazing place.
It is fun to teach creative writing and expository writing using information students already know or are curious to know! Check out my new "A Wormy Spring" unit and help your students to become better writers.
Writing is an essential skill for life!
Check out my new and improved Worms Unit, perfect for Earth Day or any time of year!