Our Gift To You

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Just a poem witrh a couple of real life facts iserted for truth, the rest is just one mans opinoin of what most wont admit too.

Submitted: December 11, 2007

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WELCOME ALL YOU NEWBORNS THIS IS THE PLANET WHERE YOU WILL LIVE

ITS OUR GIFT TO YOU LOOK AT ALL THE DAMAGE THAT WE DID

WEVE BEEN DESTROYING IT FOR YEARS THATS JUST WHAT WE DO

IGGNORANT TO THE FACT THAT IT WOULD ONE DAY BELONG TO YOU

WEVE BEEN CUTTING DOWN THE TREES SINCE THE DAWN OF TIME

THEY TAKE 100 YEARS TO GROW BUT EVERYTHING SHOULD BE FINE

WEVE RAVAGED ALL OUR RESOURCES THE WELLS ARE GOING DRY

WE PRETEND THAT WE DONT NOTICE THE POLLUTION IN THE SKY

WE NEED THE OIL TO FEUL OUR CARS SO WE PUMP IT FROM THE GROUND

COLLECTING EVERY DROP OF OIL THAT CAN BE FOUND

THE LAND WE NEED TO GROW THE TREES WE USED IT FOR A HOUSE

WE USED THE TREES TO BUILD THE HOUSE THATS WHAT WERE ALL ABOUT

AN OIL BARGE BREAKS IN TWO ONE MILLION GALLONS IN THE SEA

THIS OCEAN IS OUR GIFT TO YOU BUT ITS NOT WHAT IT USED TO BE

THE TIDE COMES IN THE TIDE GOES OUT THE BEACH IS FULL OF SLUDGE

WE PUMP OUR WASTE INTO THE SEA PLEASE DONT HOLD A GRUDGE

TWO MILLION PLASTIC BOTTLES GET THROWN AWAY EVERY HOUR

WE ARE THE CONSUMERS DEVISTATION IS OUR POWER

RIVERS THAT USED TO BE STRONG AND WIDE HAVE TURNED INTO A BROOK

ONE DAY THEY WILL FLOW NO MORE THE WATER IS WHAT WE TOOK

WARNING SIGNS ARE EVERYWHERE BUT WE JUST TURN OUR HEADS

WE WOULD RATHER JUST DESTROY IT ALL AND GIVE IT TO YOU INSTEAD

WE RECYCLE JUST ENOUGH TO MAKE US FEEL GOOD INSIDE

WE FIND COMFORT IN A WORN OUT LINE WHEN WE SAY AT LEAST WE TRIED

CUT PUMP BUILD BREAK NATURE OF OUR RACE

DESTROY SPILL THROW AWAY DO WE CARE ABOUT THIS PLACE

YOU ARE OUR CHILDREN AND WE GIVE THIS WORLD TO YOU

WEVE DESTROYED MOST OF IT ITS OUR GIFT TO YOU

YOU CAN TRY AND SAVE IT BUT THERES PROBABLY NOTHING YOU CAN DO

WEVE DONE TO LITTLE FOR WAY TO LONG ITS OUR GIFT TO YOU

SOON WE WILL BE DEAD AND GONE SO WE DONT REALLY CARE

DONT ASK US TO EXPLAIN IT BECAUSE WE KNOW IT ISNT FAIR

BESIDES WHAT COULD WE REALLY SAY TO EXCUSE THE DAMAGE THATS BEEN DONE

WED RATHER KEEP OUR MOUTH SHUT AND GIVE IT TO OUR DAUGHTERS AND OUR SONS

SO WHEN YOU NEED A MASK TO BREATH BECAUSE OF THE POLLUTION IN THE AIR

KNOW THAT ITS BECAUSE OF US WE DID IT BECAUSE WE CARE

WHEN YOU NEED TO DRAIN THE SEAS BECAUSE THERE IS NO WATER LEFT TO DRINK

YOU CAN THANK US FOR THAT ABOUT YOUR FUTURE WE DID NOT THINK

WHEN OXYGEN IS IN SHORT SUPPLY BECAUSE WE CUT DOWN ALL THE TREES

SHAKE OUR HANDS THAT WAS US IS OXYGEN SOMETHING YOU REALLY NEED

WEVE LEFT A SPHERE OF ROTTING EARTH WE KNOW THIS MUCH IS TRUE

SINCE WE LOVE YOU SO VERY MUCH WERE GIVING IT TO YOU

MAYBE SCIENCE CAN HELP YOU MAYBE SCIENCE CANT

MAYBE YOU NEED SOME MAGIC POTION OR EVEN A MYSTIC CHANT

GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR MISSION THERE IS A LOT YOU NEED TO DO

CANT YOU TELL HOW MUCH WE CARE BY THIS GIFT WE GIVE TO YOU

HOPEFULLY YOU CAN SAVE THIS PLANET GOD KNOWS WE DIDNT TRY

WE CONSTANTLY INGNORED THAT YOU WERE THE REASON WHY

SO WELCOME TO THIS WORLD WEVE DONE THE WORST THING THAT WE COULD DO

BY DESTROYING WHAT WE NEED TO LIVE THEN GIVING IT TO YOU


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