Picture this world a few thousand years ago
A natural landscape nothing else on show
But look around you now what do you find
Planes, boats, cars, and things of every kind.
Computers, machines and rockets into space
All put together by the clever human race
Skyscrapers' so tall that reach for the sky
Built from materials that you can easily buy.
But have you ever wondered how this is so?
Maybe you just accept it or don't really know
But all we once had were green hills and trees
High mountains, giant lakes, rocks and seas.
There are still many things waiting to be found
In the rainforest fauna or rocks in the ground
Cures for every illness and longer you'll live
Earth is very generous and gifts she will give
We all want some answers, well have no fear
The answers that you seek are already here
Sooner or later some very clever scientist
Will find the answer and tick it off their list.
Electricity and fire, great powers of nature
That power man harnessed to make life easier
But man has got greedy and doesn't really care
Making big profits and at a price he will share.
We have so much now everything at our feet
Yet many in the world have nothing to eat
Some countries on earth have wealth so vast
While many on this planet still live in the past.
Written 27th November 2018
Copyright © Tom Cunningham | Year Posted 2018