I look in wonder at all I see
each flower, tree, bird and bee.
All these amazing things on earth
that fill its air and all its girth.
But what do we civilised animals do
we cut them, burn them, shoot them too.
We ravage forests for our own needs
ignoring harm we do to breeds.
We only think about ourselves
of stocking up our winter shelves.
Or eating so we get so fat
you don’t see ‘animals’ doing that!
We fill the skies with poisonous gases
killing each other with bombing passes.
Destroying wildlife habitats
to build new roads and boxy flats.
That stop the waters soaking in
and flood the lands that we live in.
And then we have a conference
where those who care get all incensed.
As promises and targets are pencilled in
with chance of actions wearing thin.
In years to come when it’s too late
we’ll wonder why we let it wait.
©Joe Wilson – There is only one Earth…2014
It’s getting a little late…