Sonnet of the Times

By Lily Cox

Sonnet of the times 

You want future generations to fail?

Because you don’t seem to notice the heat.

The fires that make endangered species wail.

And the world leaders only mind to tweet.

It seems to us that you would rather sit lazily 

Instead of working to save your children.

Because you print one side conveniently,

Cutting trees, cutting years by the billion. 

The global temperature rising to highs,

And a million lost at battle front. 

But you say we are fine, that’s just lies. 

And we will prove to be the strong forefront.

But it is your choice not to save our home,

Well then we will have to save it alone.