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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 heating 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, ruined and wrecked,

When we've done with the earth - where will we go next?

© Joseph G Dawson