The author is unknown by Carol's Collection.
It was published in observance of Soil Conservation Week
in the 1980's.

Why do you care about the place where you live?
Why lend a hand when you've something to give?

It's the sense of belonging; a matter of heart,
It's the conscience within you that says: "do your part!"

Why do you care whether your child grows strong,
Or learns the difference between right and wrong?

It's the deep inner feeling we sometimes call love,
That was born within you and comes from Above.

Why do you care about a neighbor's sorrow!
Or join in working for a brighter tomorrow?

It's the spirit of grace; your God-given soul;
It's the love without which no man is whole.

Why do you care about the Commandments and peace?
Why strive to add beauty and see kindness increase?

It's part of the need to hold your head high;
To give life more meaning as time goes by.

Why care about freedom and justice for all?
Why so quick to defend when liberty calls?

It's the devotion we owe to the land that we cherish;
It's the American way we've sworn shall not perish.

Why care about wildlife, tall trees and good soil?
Why worry about water that pollution can spoil?

It's the force deep within you that says you should try,
To better the earth as you look to the sky.

"What's in it for me!" is the selfish man's test,
And answers himself: "I couldn't care less!"

No, we're not yet all brothers, sad to say,
But, your care can help, if you decide it that way.


Author Unknown

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Let There Be Peace On Earth

Sy Miller and Bill Jackson

Let there be peace on earth,
and let it begin with me.
Let There Be Peace on Earth,
The peace that was meant to be.

With God as our Father,
Brothers all are we.
Let me walk with my brother
In perfect harmony.

Let peace begin with me,
Let this be the moment now.

With ev'ry step I take,
Let this be my solemn vow;
To take each moment and live
Each moment in peace eternally,
Let there be peace on earth
and let it begin with me.

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