Where will we go next?
We've used it, abused it, swapped sweet air for soot
We cut all the trees down and caused it to flood
We've burnt all the oil, the coal and the wood
Is it any surprise that the earth's warming up?
We've mined it for copper, for gold and for tin
We ate all the life in the sea that could swim
We killed all the wild life for tusks and for horn
We fracked it for gas and then there was none
Multinational packaging litters our streets
Truck loads of rubbish wash up on the beach
We polluted the oceans, launched junk into space
Wherever we go we leave mountains of waste
And now as the seas warm up round the globe
We still fail to see what we've done to our home
We've smashed and we've grabbed, we've ruined and wrecked
When we've done with the earth – where will we go next?
© Joseph G Dawson
28/10/2017 – 09/09/2017