Save the Earth
Don't let envy congregate on your street
Corner, don't let failure come a-knocking
At your door. Don't let idleness prevail,
Don’t let anger fill your sails, be the first
To hand a lifeline to the poor.
Don’t let greed become the shield of
Your ambition, don’t let jealousy betray
A darker side. Don’t let flattery invade,
Don’t let honesty escape, keep a
Constant regulation over pride.
Take a moment to reflect on what you’re
Doing, is that plastic bag essential to
Your needs? Should you really flush that
Towel, will it degrade or hang around, in
A sewer, on a beach, or underground?
Don’t let money pave the way to your
Destruction, don’t let wealth become the
Measure of your worth. Don’t let honour
Slip away, don’t let decency decay, be a
Voice, make a difference, save the earth.
© Joseph G Dawson