My Word of the Month poem

Hi everyone,

Here’s my Word of the Month poem for April.

Catching a Ride

We’re riding on a rock
4 billion 54 million years old,
24 thousand 9 hundred miles around,
weighing 13,170,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 pounds.

We’re riding on a rock
71 percent covered by water,
spinning around our axis at 1,000 miles per hour,
circling the sun at 67 thousand miles per hour,
moving with our galaxy at 490 thousand miles per hour,
whirling through space at 2,229,500 miles per hour.

We’re riding on a rock
home to 10 quintillion insects
and 7.6 billion people
with different opinions.

Keep your seat belt securely fastened.
Bumpy or not,
Earth is the only rock
we have to ride.

(c) David L. Harrison, all rights reserved