World on Fire

The people we let control the world

Are the same people

Destroying it

They dump chemicals into our lakes and rivers

Plastic into our oceans

Garbage into our lands

They poison

The air we breathe,

The water we drink.

So focused are they

On the monetary value of the world

And not on its value as our home

Not on its value

As a giver and keeper of life.

Biomes have been bulldozed

For new developments

Forests have been cut-clean and set on fire

For farmlands

And the rulers of our world

Turn a blind eye

Because it is what makes them

The most money.

They deny these issues

Because they don’t want us to know

That they are the ones

Killing our home