Wednesday, July 31, 2013

   Who is it nowadays who seems to know 
   That isn’t shouting with a rooftop plea
   To advocate that “progress” has to slow,
   That Earth is facing an emergency:

   Too many mouths consuming more and more,
   Depleting and destroying vital goods,
   Clear enemies of what we should adore:
   The sky, the sea, the fruitful fields and woods.

   Yet commerce ever urges us to buy
   More things, more so-called “goods and services,”
   Whetting our appetites in hopes we’ll try
   What’s bad for everyone but “good for biz.”

        Now is the time for all of us to heed
        This soulful call for temperance, not greed.