For generations we’ve wished that the youth would act
Now they do, we complain, belittle, push them back.
Stop assuming they know nothing, been force-fed false truths,
They’re canny and wily, they know what’s fake news.
Perhaps you should listen, hear what they say
They have views, made opinions and at the end of the day
Tomorrow it’s their world, where they’ll try to put right
The things we’ve destroyed, that we hid out of sight.
It’s far too late for some, heartbreaking to believe
Animals we knew, they’ll only see on tv.
So instead of ignoring all science and fact,
Instead of ridiculing their desire to act,
Perhaps you should listen, where there’s smoke there’s been fire
Don’t just jump in and call them all liars.
At the end of it all, I’m reminded of one simple truth
Perhaps there’s more maturity in youth.