12th September 2021
Just dry hot earth, parched and cracked by heat
No wheat, no maize, no barley, no beet
The world, it has changed, and not for the best
There’s just not enough food to feed all the rest.
Flooded plains and the crops are all washed away
So I’m sorry, there’s no food for you here today
Just crying the of babies and the weeping of mothers
There’s just not enough food to feed all the others
It’s not our fault, just blame global warming
It just crept up upon us without any warning
Nobody told us, or we just didn’t listen
Maybe the news has just made us hard bitten
But here in the West,
we all do our best
We’re all okay here,
so there’s no need to fear
We might send some aid,
once we get paid
For the guns we sell
to your leaders from hell
How dare you suggest that we do not care
It’s not us pumping gases up into the air
It’s the others you see, so don’t you blame me
It’s not my insecticide that killed the last bee
Anyway, global warming, it may not be so true
If it is, it’s not me, but you, you, and you
So don’t point the finger at me as you die
Don’t say it was me because that’s just a lie
What do you mean there’s no food without pollination?
But I live in the west, in a very rich nation
Something has to be done and it has to be now!
What do you mean it’s too late? We’ll all die anyhow.
©Joseph R Mason 2021
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