(:redirect quiet=1:) %abc-2.1 X:1 T:Leave Them A Flower Z:Webmaster C:Wally Whyton K: W:1 W:I speak on behalf of the next generation, W:My sons and my daughters their children to come. W:What will you leave them for their recretion, W:An oil slick, a pylon, an industrial slum ? W: W:ch W:Leave them a flower, some grass and a hedgerow, W:A hill and a valley, a view to the sea. W:These things are not yours to destroy as you want to. W:A gift given once for eternity. W: W:2 W:You plunder, you pillage, you tear and you tunnel, W:Trees lying tumbled, roots reach for the sky. W:Building a land for machines and computers, W:In the name of progress the farms have to die. W: W:3 W:Fish in the ocean, polluted and poisoned, W:The sand on the beaches, all stinking and black, W:You with your tankers, your banks and investments, W:Say "Never worry, the birds will come back". W: W:4 W:When the last flower has dropped its last petal, W:When the last concrete is finally laid. W:The moon will shine cold on a nightmarish landscape, W:Your gift to our children, this world that you made. % % % % % % % % % %]


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