Once, we fathomed azure depths,
Once, fins flew through crystalline blue,
Once, we swam where leviathans slept,
Our ocean home was all we knew.
Then the big, black water came.
The toxic fumes which filled our gills,
Soon, our roof was set aflame,
We knew nothing of Man’s political spills.
It blocked the sun and stole our precious air,
It covered our brothers and sisters with slime,
We swam deep, but black water was everywhere,
We fled, as our world ran out of time.
The only home we had ever known,
Was fouled and destroyed by Mankind’s greed.
They kill our mother, with no remorse shown,
The profits kill the guilt, while we bleed.
For decades we’ll die in this wasteland of wet,
Our exodus to end on the stinking, black sand.
Never did nature more keenly regret,
The creation of the animal known as Man.
© ~ C.L.R. ~ 6/15/10