I Will Not Dance to Your Beat (Stop Ecocide)

I Will Not Dance to Your Beat (Stop Ecocide)

A Poem By Nnimmo Bassey

I will not dance to your beat
If you call plantations forests
I will not sing with you
If you privatize my water
I will confront you with my fists
If climate change means death to me but business to you
I will expose your evil greed
If you don’t leave crude oil in the soil|
Coal in the hole and tar sands in the land
I will confront and denounce you
If you insist on carbon offsetting and other do-nothing false 
solutions
I will stand against you
If you remain a climate outlaw
and push forest communities away from their land
I will drag you to the ICC
If you commit ecocide
On the altar of profit
And care nothing about the earth, humans and other beings

I will make you drink your own medicine
If you fight against Mother Earth
And set mirrors in the sky to mask the sun
I will not dance to your beat
Unless we walk the sustainable path 
And accept real solutions and respect Mother Earth Unless you do
I will not and
We will not dance to your beat

 

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