The idiosyncratic nature of humankind
Can be hard to understand or define
On one hand it seeks wisdom and inner peace
On the other it craves materialism and greed
These vagaries stand in the way of change
These dualities are quite simple and a uite plain
Humanity craves everything out of greed not need.
However the strain it puts on our earth’s resources are to great
The amount we give back through nurture
Pales into insignificance compared to how much we take
I call it the philosophy of natural resource rape
Taking for our own gratification without care
Taking ignorantly, arrogantly without thought
Not heeding the consequences of such acts of violation.
Humanity needs more clarity
More taking only what it needs
While harbouring less greed
Giving more, taking less
Nurturing not exploiting
Living for a sustainable future
Not dying for a future destruction destined.