Profit and Loss
Man leaves behind his own polluting trail
As, in pursuit of profit with all speed,
Earth’s finite wealth is plundered by his greed.
Although aware of consequence we fail
To curb our pillage and will not curtail
This rape of Earth’s estate with reckless speed,
For progress is Man’s god and gain his creed
And wastefulness is on a massive scale.
But now it’s time that we admit our fault
And seek to find some means we may deploy
To turn the tide. Our most important goal of course is
To wanton desecration call a halt,
Restrain the wastrel ways that we employ,
And save Earth’s fast diminishing resources.