A MORALITY TALE
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.