Wow! I wrote this back in 1997 when I was still really young. I’m positively ancient now but it still is just as true. The aches are just a little bigger. I still think if we try hard enough we can create a better zeitgeist and force a few crucial decisions. Those in charge do not give anything up easily. If we want to have a better world we have to fight for it. The chimps, gorillas, elephants, rhinos and all the others are worth fighting for! Our grandchildren deserve a clean world teeming with life – not a polluted, barren, overpopulated world of misery, poverty and violence.
We can still sing!
I’ve got bones that ache and a body that won’t play
A mind that forgets and a face that looks back at yesterday
I’ve lost my faith in spirits and I don’t believe in kings
But I’ve got a heart that’s willing and a mind that still sings
I’ll still shout for freedom and dream of peace and love
With hope that people can fit together like a hand into a glove
But I’ve tempered that with realism, limits and softer vision
If we do our bit for justice perhaps we can force a decision