Smog has lifted across the land
All that’s left is shifting sand
Where once the raging river ran
Natures thirst is drained by man.
Deserted now the forest floor
Oil slicks mar the sandy shore
Wading birds all feather bound
Choking fish, a burial ground.
Businessmen in pin stripe suits
Ladies dressed in designer boots
Greenhouse gases getting hotter
All driven by the yen and dollar.
Let’s rid the world of this pollution
Another shooting a heinous act
Innocents have been attacked
Because of some demented cause
Endorsed by their invented laws.
Somewhere people shout and cheer
Do they not the wounded hear
What evil lies within their head
That they the blood of blameless shed.
No celebrations this new year
Replaced by sorrow, shed a tear
Let peace be our new resolution
And rid the world of this pollution.