Niamh Clune

Environment, poetry, comment, children's books,

We Are The Voice!

Today is Earth Day. I want to share my song, We Are the Voice with you. I wrote if for the World Summit in 2002, and I was lucky enough to perform it at the opening ceremony with my beautiful daughter, Aleisha.



About Dr Niamh

When I was a little girl (a very, very long time ago), I used to love learning new, really big words like ‘discombobulate’. As I grew, my love of words grew too, until I loved them so much, I could not stop writing them down. One day, as I was scribbling a particular word, a very peculiar thing happened. The word shouted at me, “Stop! Don’t put me there!” As you can imagine, I was shocked and nearly fell off my chair. When I recovered somewhat, I said to the word, “Could you stop shouting, please? I am not used to it.” Can you guess what happened next? No! I thought not. The word said, “I might be small, but I will misbehave if you do not use me properly. I will not tell the story you would like me to tell. I will say something entirely different!” I dropped my pen. I hoped that by dropping my pen, the word would stop talking. Alas! It did not. It carried on chitterchobbling, even after the ink had dried. I was in a pickle. I could not allow my words to run away with my story, now could I? I don’t know about you, but when this sort of thing happens, there is only one thing left to do if you prefer not to spend your time arguing. “Very well,” said I. “I will do as you ask if you will just be quiet and allow me to concentrate.” Since that day, I have been paying special attention to every word I invite into my stories. After all, a story should say exactly what it means to say and not be led astray. With love from Dr. Niamh, Ph.D in Learning Through The Imagination and Founder of Dr Niamh Children's Books.

3 comments on “We Are The Voice!

  1. dougjohnson1950
    April 22, 2012



  2. JLBCreatives
    April 22, 2012

    Love it!!!!!


  3. Uncle Tree
    April 23, 2012

    That was a well written and well sung anthem for any year, Niamh.
    Very nice thoughts to reflect upon, especially today.
    Congrats to you and Aleisha for seizing that opportune moment!

    Cheerz to Mother Earth! From the original sap, Uncle Tree 🙂


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