My Future

What will be
Left here for me
When I grow up?

Will there be
Pure air to breathe?
Will the sea be clean?

Will tarmac
Cover all the fields?
Will they still be green?

Milk from cows
Meat, veg and fruit
Will they be fit to eat?

Will sunlight hurt
Will fumes from cars
Clog up a crowded street?

Will blue whales sing?
Will elephants
and rhinos still survive?

Will you have left
Us anything
Healthy and alive?

When I've grown up
And I'm in charge
What will it be worth?

If you have used
The goodness up
And destroyed the Earth?

Written by David Harmer

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