Just the Beginning
This was just the beginning!
We are not quite done yet.
We flooded, strode down the streets
We invited the zenith winds to lick at our signs,
Thrusted with a proclamation of power into the brisk September air.
We took on the challenge of missed lessons
To be a part of the like-minded millions across the scorched earth
I felt the pride of our display
And yet, the government’s gaze
Transfers to their fruitless harassment
Of a sixteen-year-old changemaker?
You, politician, are blind!
We are chanting, with raw throats!
Marching, feet falling heavy on the pavement!
For our own future,
For the guarantee that your grandchildren
Won’t live between ascending oceans and hellfire.
It is one that your careless materialism
Has sullied and endangered.
This is not our responsibility.
We demand with peace
You, in a position of power,
Dare to idly watch us beg for the right to grow up?
You, listen here, I must tell you a truth
(As prophet Greta has said recently,
And as the indigenous have said for centuries)
You will not ever be forgiven for your lack of action
Not by Earth,
And not by us.