The Earth's respect
One look around at Mother Earth sure fills me with dismay
For if my ancestors could see what's been done to her, what would they have to say?
We've stripped her down and left her bare, taken much more than we need
The wealth of Earth plundered for the sake of human greed.
And when I see poor Earth abused, used and left to die
Sure, I feel many a tear come rolling from my eye
Surely it's not worth it, all the Mother's hurt and pain
A perfect world that's torn apart for the sake of a moment's gain
So I'll close my eyes and say a prayer to those who went before
Who showed respect for Mother Earth and regarded Her with awe
They took Her gifts, but gave her thanks, they weren't too blind to see
That profit doesn't have much worth; the best in life is free.
There are many who have lived before who'll say we are insane
For what the Mother has to give, She can take it back again
The bounty of the world by our own hands is retreating
Which goes to show, to one and all, that ill-used gifts are fleeting.