I am waiting for the world to end
not a rain of fire
but the birth of thinking
of selflessness and caring
to rise up and displace
the thinking of the past.
the “Greed is Good” mentality.
the trickle-down economy.
the thoughts of millions:
“what’s in it for me?”
I am waiting for people to realise
that they don’t need to claim benefit
from every sacrifice they make.
from every erg of effort expended.
that people are people
who have hopes and dreams too.
who can be helped by an action
rather than lazing around.
that they should try to keep moving forward
rather than stagnating
in whatever sub-heaven they think
I am waiting for society to evolve
to put achievement over entertainment.
to put people over profit.
to make a world not based
off others’ suffering.
off environmental destruction.
off a consumerist culture
that drives the wheel of business
careless of sustainability
to work for all, not one.
I am waiting for the world to be reborn
self-drawn to achievement.
with no waste
I am waiting for the world to change
But that’s all I’m doing: