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THE EARTH, THE EARTH, THE POOR OLD EARTH!

 

The Earth, the Earth, the poor old Earth!

Did it deserve such people on it?

Four billion years and more have gone, it's

Shameful, just how long it took

To make the planet fit for living,

Balance systems, so that within

Time a paradise took shape -

A rare achievement, if you look

At other worlds, some cooked, some cold -

Yet all you humans do is mould

The place round your desires,

To feed the greed that never tires

Of gobbling the earth's resources,

Tempting the revenge of forces

Far beyond the tight control

You think you have, but on the whole

You haven't, as you're finding out

From floods and winds and killer droughts.

You've only been around a tick of time,

But look - the mayhem you've created -

Just cause to be annihilated?

 

Evolution's such hard work

And when it leads to human beings,

One wonders - was it worth it, seeing

That these erect and top range apes

Were just the chaps to wreck the place!

©Richard Hill

The Earth, the Earth, the Poor Old Earth [1:55] - soundscape composed by Richard Hill

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