My heart aches at the greed of men
Who for profit destroy again
Precious forests that give us life
Corruption everywhere is rife
My soul cries for the earth that bleeds
Our mother who supports and feeds
All her children beyond their needs
Greed in humans ignorance seeds
Is stupidity a harsh word
For all the damage that’s incurred?
Even with our current knowledge
Collapse some do not acknowledge
What are we thinking when we act?
In ways that from the earth extract
That which cannot be replenished
Resources forever vanished
What will we do when they’re all gone?
The final balance has been drawn
With nothing left for us to take
How will our greed we satiate?
Each other for all time we’ve killed
For vengeance and gain, blood we’ve spilled
When will compassion come to be
Ingrained in our humanity?
This is a call from Mother Earth
Stop your greed now for all it’s worth
For soon there will be nothing left
We all will fall into the cleft
You know now what is essential
Also what is incidental
Do not let this time be a waste
May greed from all minds be erased