Your hoary visage slowly rose above the sea
With the accumulated pack of many ages.
Your walls withstood the thrash of nature’s rages.
As eons passed a continent came to be.
Mankind admired your towering majesty
And recorded your history in thoughtful pages
But in thoughtless greed behaved like savages
And outdid nature in his selfish treachery.
Your lofty place on Earth is now in doubt.
As your mighty mass feeds the yawning main
Your glorious stature is constantly diminished.
Against this crime alarmists loudly shout –
But their cries are drowned out by the rain
And we sit idly by as you are finished.