I heard a man say
We are part of the Environment
He was maybe the truest Canadian
That he spoke for us all
Had the courage to say
The economy is imaginary
Compared to the biosphere
Nobody was allowed to talk
Like that again, the scientists
Were muzzled, by conservatives
The loggers kept doing their thing
Kicking people off of their land
To reduce a wilderness
Into profit, and so the world went on
With pipe-line deals and broken treaties
If I am dumb beside your body, Nature
Know that my kind didn’t appreciate you
Scientists had been warning us
About global warning for decades
But we didn’t do anything about it
Here in Canada, we believed we had it all
Water, oil, space, forests, lakes
But the privileged don’t know what it means
The man went on:
“We humans are an infant species
A mere 150,000 year old baby.”
True. We need the earth, it will go on, but we will not; especially if we can’t live upon it due to the ruin caused by the fossil fuel industry. Thanks for this post.
so true and to the point – I can see this image and words practical therapy!
Yes there is a surprising scant amount of poetry to do with environmental causes. I’m not clear why that is.
If you think pipelines are bad, just wait for the diesel drone fleets. Imagine 20-30 driverless semis driven in pack through the heart of America on special commercial corridors. Just an endless fleet of trucks moving crude from north to south…
Yeah and this is all going to be automated soon, it won’t create jobs for long.
Jobs = corruption http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/29/us/in-north-dakota-where-oil-corruption-and-bodies-surface.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=second-column-region®ion=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0