Here they come, the precious gems of Africa shining like diamonds
Like the Koh-i-Noor , the Mountain of Light of Persian fame
Jewels of the Crown acquired under the strains of colonial wars
Barely one and a half thousand years of “lawful robbery”
How does this compare with temporarily lost earlier civilizations
We talk about saving the planet, but can it be saved with its human parasites ?
A pathetic dynasty of farting dinosaurs drowning in its own excreta
Beauty flows before our eyes, can’t we just watch in peace
And keep this itchy finger of ours off the trigger ?