My children deserve better; my children deserve more
than a world that’s left in ashes – we’re leaving them ‘Earth Poor.’
And it’s all because of gluttony and the urge to self-destroy;
Our hedonistic narcissism – our consumeristic joy.
In all the generations that preceded those today
the need to leave a legacy was just the ‘human’ way.
Now all that matters is the ‘me’, the ‘us’ is left behind
And for our children’s children, we’ve done a deed unkind.
But still there is no healing; no usaging our shame.
Do we want the earth’s destruction, the legacy of our name?