The Civilized World
Welcome to our planet, the only one we've got.
We're not the first inhabitants, a fact that's 'best forgot'...
For years we lived as animals and wandered with the seasons
Then slowly formed our separate groups, I guess we had our reasons.
As they grew the ease was less to keep unity and order
Right there started basics, of rules and race and borders.
Humans took upon themselves to make sure they were kept,
Seemed like the perfect answer, and so the laws were set.
So travel in time to present days, where cities and countries rule,
And look around to the last of tribes who many would call 'fools'.
Uncivilised is the word to use, condemning those still living wild,
As undeveloped, slow and strange, a life that's not worthwhile.
With all our laws and governments our lifestyle should be ideal...
What poverty? What unjust wars? What scrounging for a meal?
The world we have is better now, where people can be heard
Through letters to politicians - that's if they're not defe