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What we know as the Golden State turns black
It’s already started, there’s no going back
Greed fueled by money made from the trees they cut down
Blinded by all they refuse to see now
The seeds of change have been planted and are starting to grow
Now it’s time for the selfish to reap what they sow
Time goes without passing
As they take without asking
Fracking and drilling
The blood keeps on spilling
As black as the hearts that exploit it
Ruthlessly profiting as they destroy it
The beauty of nature is disregarded and lost
As no one sees the true cost
Gone but not forgotten
Though the stumps have turned rotten
The few who bother to care can do little but stare
At the ghosts of their leaves that hang in the air
Though all that is green has faded
The plastic has not yet degraded
A symbol of destruction and hope long dead
The rivers and streams can only run red
Too late to heed the call
They have sacrificed it all
Though the remnants remain
It will never be the same
We have destroyed the world we call home