Look at them laugh and relax on the beach,
paddling toes, digging holes, smooching on sand,
slapping on sun cream, sucking on a peach.
These days are our last, don’t they understand?
While filthy litter makes the planet choke,
fleeing children starve under smoking skies,
plastic fills the sea from our greed for coke,
homeless bundles huddle, fear in their eyes.
Don’t they know the great time of man has passed?
Or do they make hay while the sun still shines?
The wealth and the excess will never last;
protective lotion layer coating minds.
Do they bury worry deep in the sand?
Block ears with the sound of the soothing sea.
Like me, enjoy the small things while they can;
cover eyes with shades so they cannot see.