Monday, November 23, 2015

Why Don't We Fix It?

Why Don't We Fix It?

Humanity has created wonders,
Conquered diseases and learned how to fly.
We've also made some stupendous blunders,
Poisoning waters and staining the sky.
We live on a world that used to be vast,
With enough to share, if we were willing.
But instead of working to make it last,
We hoard it, protecting it by killing
Each other, in endlessly wasteful wars;
Spend our lives in hubris and invoke it
As cause, to choose what is mine, what is yours.
While fighting over our home, we broke it.
Before our actions take Earth and nix it,
Why on that Earth can't we work to fix it?

Mick McKellar
November 2015

Our stories, movies, and media are filled with images of a dystopic future. Instead of fulfilling that prophecy, we need to work to prevent it.


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