Once the world was perfect,
A gift sent down from above.
Giving life to what was not living,
Our only home in darkness unforgiving,
And yet, the sounds of a fading dove
Show what humanity could not protect.
Have we not encouraged Greed?
Fed it through wide consumption?
Songs of our world that used to be heard,
Are now like trapped, desperate words
Trying to warn us of our assumption
That everything would be okay,
But our light, the world, slowly recedes.
It feels as if humanity had lost its direction,
Not understanding what was done wrong,
Continuing to live within lies
Until the truth makes us realize,
The only hope left to keep our world strong
Are those who first led it to its destruction.
Errors cannot be reversed but can be corrected.
If only we could let our hearts be connected
To cup the world in our firm hands,
As if shielding the oceans, air and lands
From remembering the pleas we had neglected
And strive to make them again feel protected.
Our world was once perfect, but all hope is not lost,
Beneath dying blades of grass sprout ones anew.
If we are destined for darkness, destroying the Earth,
Can humanity not present its worth?
By joining billions of hands, if only we knew,
To light the Earth once again is the ultimate cost.