Descendants

Human beings evolved to care for one another

and for the earth

because, from the beginning we needed to

in order to survive

and right now we need to

in order to survive.

The day society begins teaching empathy

humanity will begin to realize our potential

and the earth will slowly heal

and we will slowly heal

and we will survive

and our descendants will thrive

but if we don’t begin teaching empathy

and soon

there will be no descendants

there will be only the sun and the moon

looking down at mother earth

as she slowly heals

from a couple centuries of trauma

that we inflicted

because we never learned

to care

about anyone or anything

we only ever learned

‘let freedom ring’

we never learned to paint

and draw

and sing

and dance

and that’s why peace

never had a chance

we never learned to share

we only learned to walk by and stare

and say ‘well, life’s not fair’

while never offering a helping hand

we never learned to understand…

and we don’t understand

that the bombs fall on all of us

and the oil seeps into all of our water

and we are all someone’s sons

and daughters

and we are all connected.

About soitgoes1984

I was born and raised on land stolen from the Pocumtuc. I now live on a small island in the middle of the Pacific ocean, on land that was stolen more recently, from the Hawaiians. I am addict, struggling to kick the habit of fossil fuel. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
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