We Are Destroying Yourself Piece For The Sake Of Our Greed

1675 WordsMay 3, 20167 Pages
There was once a little girl who held a flower tight against her chest, smiling for the flash of the camera her father held. The little girl’s face was lit with happiness, forever captured in the sound of that tiny click. Years later who was she to know that everything and nothing would be the same. Time went on and people stopped caring about each other and the world. Every day they burned themselves more and more killing everything beautiful with their greed. They cut down the ancient and giant forests and ate the skins of their brothers all for what? For more pieces of gold? Eventually the little girl too stopped caring about the flowers, animals, and mother Earth. She grew up moved far away from the Earth and the air. Instead of…show more content…
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