The Old Man and the World
The blue of the sky, the green of the sea,
I hear the waves calling to me.
The birds dive, looking for prey,
I wish I were as free, I wish as I may.
The mountains stand tall; the mountains stand strong,
The mountains don't fall; the mountains stand long.
They have seen a many of things,
Though they don't move, though they don't have wings.
I have seen a lot of things,
I have learned a lot of things,
I have been in this world for a long time,
Enjoyed the life, without committing a crime.
The world is beautiful, the world is grand.
The beaches are peaceful, made up of sand.
The oceans are vast, the pastures green.
I love this world, we are a team.
But one day I will pass away,
My old bent body has started to fray,
I no longer can help this world stay green,
I no longer can keep it clean.
The world has something beautiful, keep it so,
Cherish it, help it, don't let it go.