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They may have lived before we came -
They’ll never see us out,
These gentle giants of Africa
So dignified and proud!

The poachers steal the ivory,
For rhino horn they kill.
They kidnap monkeys from the wild,
They ravage where they will.

How dare we use these living things
To fill our endless need
For luxuries and curios
And other signs of greed!

The world is here for all to share.
They have a right to be
Inheritors of planet earth
For all eternity.

Until we recognise this truth,
Until we comprehend,
We have no right to claim the title 


Latou                               1995



(with thanks to David Shepherd for the loan of his title)

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