copyright 1991 Patricia M. Shannon
We say that we're just below angels,
but we sit on our butts all day,
watching the boob tube and killing
our souls a little more each day.
We say we're the peak of creation,
master's of all we survey,
but we're killing our rivers and forests,
and expecting our children to pay.
When will we learn, will we ever learn
to be what we say we are?
Is it too much to expect us to try
to be what we say we are.
We say that we're rational creatures,
not animals, no not we;
but we think that the purpose of college
is to support the football team.
We say we're a Christian nation,
leaders of the free world we are;
but we're spending our money on weapons,
and allowing our children to starve.