I Did Try

changing realities thoughts.
changing realities bought.
knowing the food you input.
knowing the garbage you output.

no food from a can.
no meat eaten.
small choices we make.
big voices we take.

the world is begging.
not to be forgotten.
what we do right now.
the seeds forever found.

our children will learn.
what their parents did burn.
what legacy was left.
for them to accept.

no impact man.
a no impact plan.
to realize what we know.
to practice daily and show.

that one person can partake.
on the change we all can make.
one choice at a time.
we can still reach for the sublime.

if only to look in their eyes.
and say, “honestly, I did try.”



  1. Globatron.org
    August 10, 2010

    @noimpactman loved your documentary. truly an inspiration. wrote a poem about it tonight. thank u. http://www.globatron.org/?p=8209

  2. globatron
    August 10, 2010

    I signed up for the No Impact Man one week project. It starts April 29th. I emailed Colin Beavan this poem and he’s off the grid this week. His assistant responded very kindly and told me he would get the poem and would appreciate it.

    If anyone wants to do the experiment with me you can sign up here:


    They say it’s best to do it in groups in order to give each other support.

  3. Yvonne
    September 6, 2010

    Just read your poem & shared
    You sound my type of person
    Am trying to spread the Green Word
    If you are interested in joining my facebook page
    Living the Green & Frugal Way
    Please do
    Think Green
    Live More With Less
    yvonne x


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