As we accelerate on the path of development,
We decelerate on the path of humanity.
Plants, animals, innocent beings
All take a beating for our selfish actions.
So does development equal cruelty?
We are taught about cause and effect,
How effect is more important than cause.
Slaughter for efficiency, destruction for construction.
Are we speeding too fast towards development
To take even a small thinking pause?
The earth is continuously spinning,
And like it or not, so are we.
So why attack nature,
And receive twice-crushing blows,
For our own inhumanity?