I want to be an eco-warrior and stand a-top a mound
Wave leaves and flowers like flags for the earth
And call to all around:
“Don’t kill the animals! Don’t poison the plants!
“Don’t burn trees to the ground!”
“Leave beauty where you see it.”
“Don’t covet all you’ve found.”
I want to fight for truth and hope
Teach sharing, caring ways
And show each human how wanting less will bring us better days
Let’s look past borders, let’s empower the poor
Let’s end this greedy phase
Give hope to future people
And the children that they raise
I want to change the way we teach: setting children on course for greed
Drive minds instead to long term plans
With warnings they must heed:
Give up your ego, give up your bling
Give time to thought and deed
See wealth for what it really is:
Taking more than you need.
For it is our greed that got us here:
Our desire to own and win.
Our minds must change from envy and respect
To avoiding this huge sin.
Quiet, committed thinkers
Are the role models for me
No Bransons, Trumps or Windsors
May ever come for tea
Admire the ones we’ve never heard of
Who never took a dime
Who ask for nothing in return
Though they’ve given so much time.
I’ll never be that warrior
Up high for all to see
I fear for the attention
And the conflict aimed at me
But I will heed my own message
And write for solidarity:
Power to the future
And the sea
Destroying nature is not progress
That’s for the trees.