a poem by Trevor Allan McLeod, Canada

I've learned about the Earth while I've watched it die.
while getting facts and figures as to how and just why.
And never understood why so many have lawns
not noticing the animals and trees are gone.
I'll vote for politicians if there's one I think is new.
but truthfully I haven't given him a job to do.
And now the food and clothing and a shelter built for two,
is steak and suits and mansions filled with hummers for a coo.
Our televisions tell us when something has gone wrong.
and not of people doing things to help to keep us strong.
I'm starting to get greener as my fears are getting worse.
The shame is that my bravery is coming in tears first.

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