Its really high time that we lived our lives
On a conscious level, with our conscience alive
The resources we have won’t always be there
If we keep spending them without a care
So here are some questions we need to ask
If we can’t answer them, its time we start
Do we leave the lights on when we leave a room?
Do we keep using AC when the weather’s cool?
Do we burn up car fuel without a thought?
Do we think “Car pools? –I’d much rather not!”
Do we park wherever there’s space and just walk?
Or we go round and round for a closer slot
When we use paper, do we use both sides?
To reduce filing space and garbage size
When we throw out the garbage do we minimize?
Small things in big ones is the way that’s right
For each thing we buy is it one shopper bag?
Do we think, “its free, so what is so bad?”
Do we use it again or it’s trash it goes in?
Do we put cans and bottles in recycling bins?
Do we throw out good things without second thought?
Does it clutter our homes, all the extras we’ve bought?
Despite someone, somewhere, being really in need
When with thought and effort, their need we could meet
Do we, without conscience, go on shopping sprees?
While so many people have little to eat
When it comes to food, is it left on our plates?
‘Cause we’ve taken too much in the first place
Do we think about water, do we try to save it?
Have we tried all the ways to stop wasting it?
As for our time, is it precious to us?
Or we say, “life should not be lived in a rush”?
Are we always late, and waste others’ time?
Be it meetings or parties, we really don’t mind
Do we spend time in planning? Do we work smart?
Or we really feel good when we just work hard
There are so many things we can add to this list
We can do so much if we’re conscious of it
It’s the way to live a responsible life
It’s the best kind of training for yourself and your child
So let us resolve that from now on we’ll strive
To live our lives with our conscience alive