EARTHLINGS

I saw some graffiti on a brick wall round the corner downtown, and it got me thinking. All it said was 'we are all earthlings' but it was pretty much a summary of  how I feel about the world now too. Let us all be equal earthlings, and I mean our plants, animals, ecosystems as much as our different nations and tribes of humans. This is my lyric response below:

 Seen in Tyler Street, Auckland central, May 2016

Seen in Tyler Street, Auckland central, May 2016

We are all earthlings here
We are all made from stars
We are all part of this
Singles and multiples

Of the same chemistry
Somewhere our history
Caused us to separate
Like the tectonic plates

We are all innocent
And equally culpable
Magnets and gravity
Push and pull, anchor me

We are all earthlings here
Breathing this atmosphere
Hoping for cooler days
Fair play and justice reign

We are all earthlings here
Both of our hemispheres
Dreaming of northern lights
Dreaming of southern sights

All of our difference
Is part of the synchronous
System that made us
Our air and our universe

If now's the tipping point
What will we do to help
Keep this world balancing
Holding on by a string

We are all earthlings here
We are all earthlings here
We are all earthlings here