I Know Why
Deborah E Joyce
I know why things are changing
people crying, everyone complaining
look around, what do you see?
The need is great, yet people flee
But things are not my fault, we say
the someone to fix it is not “we”, but “they”
Aren’t “they” the same as “we”?
All under one family tree?
The path to take must be together
no matter what the kind of weather
On this planet, we all had a part
together, from the very start
it’s not the planets fault it’s bleeding
her beaches and coral reefs receding
She doesn’t have much time, you know
mother Earth, her hemisphere cannot grow
yet, we ignore her, and also each other
looting and killing each of our sisters and brothers
This is all I can tell you, it comes from my heart
this was my thought from the very start
we have heaven above with the ground below
let’s turn on our light and let each 1 glow
I think I know why the sky is burning
smoke inhaled has nostrils burning
I remember when our skies were blue
I know why everything is churning – do you?