We eat up the news, don't give it a thought:
The dying, the homeless, the wars that are fought.
We rage against cancer, mainly in breasts
And tut at the falling standards of tests.
We live in big houses and waste so much food.
Too many think they've a right to be rude.
We pity the 'third world' with all of its pain
While our culture slowly drives us insane.
We drink to excess to forget our lives
And arm ourself with harsh words, weapons and knives.
People join gangs to have someplace they belong
But all the senseless killing strikes me as wrong.
Everyone's looking for their 5 minutes of fame
And everyone's treating love like a game.
Lust is revered and we're dehumanised,
Taught to judge character solely with eyes.
We moan and we groan about having to work;
Won't someone else do it - duties are there to shirk.
"Bloody foreigners coming here to our land,
There's no space - don't they understand?
Who cares if they're desperate for a better life?
Because of them now disease is rife."
Too many people act so inhumane,
Forgetting to use any part of their brain.
Everyone's selfish, it's everyone for themself.
Get as much as you can, it's all about wealth.
We wonder why happiness seems so rare
But not many of us genuinely care.
People the world over are too divisive.
All prefer emails to old fashioned missives.
We don't have time for friends or family:
We're so busy on social networks you see.
No dinners together, everyone's in a rush.
If you can't handle it you'd better keep hush.
Everyone's clamouring: more, more, more
But all these possessions - what are they for?
Avoid all the topics that scare us to death
- instead decide which tv program is best.
Drown all our sorrows, fixate on our looks,
Kids grow up never having read any books.
Boy's aren't meant to cry nor girls to fight,
Lump genders together and pretend it's alright.
Rape culture, ableism, racism too
Are massive problems to name but a few.
I'm sick of our world and our tinted shades,
Of the smog of selfishness, the haze.
I want to truly live and really be free;
Come my friend, won't you join me?