Planet Earth
By Lance Landall

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Planet Earth
By Lance Landall

This planet that we all live on, we have treated very badly,
In fact, there are those who would say that we have just acted madly.
We've poisoned the air that we breathe, we've polluted lakes and seas too,
And we've wrecked havoc on the land, all of which we’ve now cause to rue.

Oh, why have we been so foolish, and this beautiful planet messed,
For surely everyone knows that you never foul up your own nest?
And once we have burnt all our bridges, there can be no turning back,
So, before there's no hope left, friend, let’s attempt to get back on track.

We can't exchange this planet for another one that's shiny new,
However, given our track record, we’d mess up that planet too.
But we’ve only got this one, so let's forget those trips to the moon,
And we'd better act very quickly, lest calamity hit soon.

It really is that urgent, for this planet's in a dreadful state,
Given that the damage we’ve inflicted isn't small but very great.
Yes, this old planet’s reeling badly from assaults upon its crust,
And hence why it's in need of repairing, and repair it, we must!

Yes, the future generation could be terribly affected
By those dreadful catastrophes that scientists have predicted.
They have warned us that such will happen if we don’t act right away,
And stop all those things that we’re doing that are causing Earth’s decay.

But despite all our best efforts, the reality that we face
Is, that we may not succeed, as this planet is a sorry case,
For many have chosen to ignore just how serious things are,
Hence all the damage that’s been done, that may now have gone too far. 

But despite such, we should still try and do everything that we can
To decelerate and halt all those disastrous doings of man,
For there will be no hope at all, if we do not act right away,
Therefore, let us all pull together, not tomorrow, but today.