Oh We Did.
We had so much.
But then what happened?
Oh, we did have such a chance
Such hope–so much opportunity
An Emerald Planet scooting around the Sun.
Giving us light, warmth, energy
And even Hope.
And Water and Trees.
With dark oil made of beings from long ago.
Then, we clawed and scraped our way
From some form of ape-like existence
To develop: high-tech communication systems;
Machines that do our work;
Therapists to keep us smooth;
And entertainment to fill the gaps.
We went further:
We decided that we are the Most Important.
The Most Important lifeform, existence, entity
On this Shiny Planet.
So, as we push our Human Existance
To every place, spot, point, forest, ocean
And even graveyard
To expand our mass ego to be Human:
We crush everything else around us:
The Elk who walks in mountain vistas
The Snake who patrols jungle floors
The Hawk who cruises hopeful skies
The tiny Frog who waits for more water in his pond
And the Gosseling who just wants to fly.
We've done it All.
We've tried to save species going extinct
We've planted trees we've previously cut
We've walked on the moon.
Yet, we're missing something Big:
We're killing all our friends
Our Neighbours in War Zones
Our Animal Friends.
We slice them up for such curious needs:
Tusks to make niknacs
Or people to make way for Change.
Yes, we've done it All.
And we deserve what we get:
Unhappiness, Stress, War, Poverty, Disease, Anxiety, Pollution.
But yet: a tiny Bird singing will Fix Us
Only if we Listen.