Before the lands was filled with apes
(Their hairless jaws all stand agape,
I know, you thought there’d never be
A land far before you or me!)
Or plants or trees all fell in place,
When there was fire burning clean
The world like flaming Listerine!
Why those were times
When all was right
(Or, you must admit
At least, was bright)
The ponderous plague of people yet
Had taken not a single step
Upon the shifting, wondrous world
No enmity twixt boy and girl
Or black and white and red and green
Or love and hate and in between
No good and evil strode the surface
Leaving us their hollow pittance
Of what once was all that was.
Instead, we have an endless buzz
Of dueling thoughts!
Of fighting plans!
Of daggers clasped in hidden hands!
What used to be so simply hewn
About in tatters has been strewn!
Oh how I wish for land before
The ape, the plant, the dinosaur.
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