Earth Day! While you post a picture of your car
for future generations, see.
You have no clue or you do
but real action would mean less things, real work
for your already degraded soul
and everyone you know.
Another day in our demise
we refuse to see or don't want to believe
Insanity everywhere surrounds me
of people lost in their manmade reality.
Telling me to lighten up
while they increase the load.
Take, take, buy, buy, just one more
never a thought from where it came.
Supermarket black magic, marketing lore
Bright plastic illusions hiding the source
This shelf won’t replenish at party end
but still you act like it’s all on sale with no recourse.
Life itself for grabs to the highest bidder
Snakes for bags, lions for trophies, pangolins, elephants
for what? For nothing. The ego hacks.
Life begets life but somewhere along the way
we forgot what we once knew and went astray
How do we justify the lives we take and never give back?
Your head in the sand
very soon now you won’t breathe
Your legacy too many children
left starving in the dust of a dying planet and their blind trust
because you foolishly believed
to survive you could just eat more money.
I seek nature to escape your humankind
For what's kind about you and your technological time bomb
you trust will save us all?
Toward the trees, mountains, rivers and animals I go
to say sorry for me, you, we. To live in harmony
if just for the while that's left.
Destroy that which destroys
Instead think every day earth day
Ignite this culture of all for nothing and all for you
Arise like the last tree after the burn
Take root, stand tall reaching for the sun
Throw out your branches and grow.