Finding Our Place

From forces, particles forth came when time and space began And futures formed until this day Were not disturbed by man.

When forms most beautiful emerged on Earth, what was a desolate rock Became a system so diverse, it puzzled Darwin and Lamarck.

Larks in the sky, sharks in the depths And reefs, savannahs, ancient meadows Once common sights this world has seen What’s left is nothing but their echoes

Our vital forests, cut and turned to ash In wastelands where it once was lush Where countless species disappear unseen A greying landscape that had once been green

We must act now or else we face The downfall of our human race

One species on the edge of space