We’re on a crusade to change a world
Made worse with every tree that’s felled
With every ditch that’s filled
And every war-cry yelled.
Of all this greed I’ve had my fill.
A selfish species with a lust to kill.
Beauty and love replaced by sorrow
Without a thought for tomorrow.
They’ve got nature on the run.
Too much junk from everyone.
Too many people taking too much room.
Too much violence, doom and gloom.
They are still pumping carbon into the air
With climate change deniers everywhere.
From arid desert to melting iceberg
The future rests with Greta Thunberg.
Opher – 20.4.2021
In the course of my lifetime I have seen such destruction. The world has been consumed by wars, famines, droughts, genocides and massive environmental destruction.
When I was born the world population was 2.5 billion. It is now 8 billion.
Great swathes of rainforest have been cleared. Billions of animals have been slaughtered. Sea, land and air have been polluted.
Instead of living in harmony with nature and looking for a sensible life of love and beauty we are racked by selfish greed.
Billions live in poverty while a few live in opulence. Billions are traumatised by cruelty, violence and war.
People are consumed with a lust for power and wealth and are willing to destroy the planet in order to get it.
We need a new idealism.