A Letter Of Resignation
Dear future generations, it is with the deepest regret that we write this letter,
Concerning all the tomorrows we borrowed, and should have served you so much better,
And while we'd debate whether it was too late to save all from being lost,
To contemplate a change so great, at the time, seemed too high a cost.
We realise now we cannot disavow our reticence or reservation,
And to this end will not extend our unfortunate procrastination,
It's just that we, could not see, the inheritance we bequeathed,
And technology seemed logically the thing to be achieved.
We can only extend our deepest apologies, for what it is we've left,
For our problems, which you must resolve, or else be left bereft,
Our planet only had so much, but we worked on the assumption,
That we could use it all never pay for our consumption.
And whilst in fact, we now know that this statement's broadly true,
We never dreamed our greed would lead the debt to fall to you,
We never dreamed our careless, reckless, actions when compiled,
Would mean the parents debt must be honoured by the child.
In summary, we're sorry that you won't have what we've had,
We're sorry that we used it all and what was left was bad,
We're sorry that we left it all in such sad depravation,
And hope that you'll accept our fate, with considered resignation.