What will it take?
How many loved ones must die?
Disappear before our eyes.
As the floods or fires embrace
Their last breath.
How much longer must we march
Towards the cliff.
A species asleep.
Singing, dancing and straying
From our calling to be good stewards
Of the planet we inherited.
Must another earthquake happen
To wake us from our sleep.
Must we see our own cities deep
In the mud of the ocean waters.
How many natural disasters
Before we act.
It will take a global awakening to react?
Where we no longer eat meat.
Where we all ride bikes to reach
Many say there must be a thinning of the herd.
Not until millions die will scientists be heard.
Their voices drowned out by dogma.
Religion preaching science as a stigma
Against the reality they have invented.
Not listening to the many warnings.
Not changing their ways.
Nature will cleanse this.
For ignorance is not bliss.
A percentage will survive.
They will begin to rebuild their lives.
They will be forced to live within the system.
Our herd now thinned, we will begin again.