Why do we yet refuse to change our ways,
Although we know we’re ruining the earth?
Why, when we can choose, do we hasten the End of Days
Rather than nurture life and our rebirth?
What will we say when at death we face the Lord;
What, alas, when children curse us for our greed?
O let’s, while still we can, with one accord
Renounce the things we want for those we need!
10 December 1995