We think we own this planet
when in fact we are only its guests
and with our mindless behaviour
we are putting its patience to the test.
We treat it as our given right
when really were are at
the mercy of its formidable might.
We think we can do what we please
without worrying about the consequences
but we are in for a rude awakening
if we do not come to our senses.
Our children will be left
to breathe in our mistakes,
to drink and bathe in toxic lakes
Temperatures shall rise
and acid rain will fall
thanks to our uninhibited
use of aerosols.
Will renewable energy
arrive too late
to curb the greed
of the oil rich states.
We forget about our own planet
while exploring space,
leaving to the few truth Sayers
to worry about the human race.
Time is against us
but the politicians do not care,
except some with a conscience
but the exception is rare.