Ruination without Remorse


United States
25° 53' 27.4668" N, 80° 10' 54.9372" W

As the politicians sell out to corporations
Issuing permits for pollution and acid rain
They leave a wasteland for future generations
And trade election promises for personal gain

A public at the mercy of a broken process
Watch as corruption takes control
Officials living lives of luxury and excess
Profit, not progress their ultimate goal

Creating catastrophe like Earth has never faced
They drill with a wing and a prayer relying on luck
Ecosystems and environments lying in waste
Safety and caution bypassed to save a buck

A Company caught up in its own denial
Dispersing oil with poison and antifreeze
Will one day be brought to stand trial
As they bring death and destruction to the seas

Consumer nation that spends and borrows
Society with no regard for what’s at stake
Misplaced priorities, selling out tomorrows
A government with everyone on the take

The price for new oil has become too steep
Public outcry needs to be set in motion
To roar like lions instead of acting like sheep
Watching the death of our precious ocean

They ask for convenience at any cost
A world distracted by digital device
Careless disregard for what’s been lost
Virtual reality traded for paradise

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