In our age, where the electric car is due
We all wait for the day it comes along
But as we wait, there are only few
Electric cars need to wait, but will be along soon.
The future is where it’s all at
Where we all wait for advances
But for the meanwhile, all we do is chat
About the potential of electric cars, the chances
We all envision it as glorious and bright
With all the technologies that will come
But do we consider that there is another blight
With the cars that are better, with less of a hum?
Electric cars could technically be considered clean
But electric isn’t just generated by some miracle
Have we considered the ways it’s made; almost obscene
That there’s more at play, but we all just wax lyrical
We make electricity, easily and plentiful
But at the cost of the environment’s health
But tanks of petrol, gas and nuclear are harmful
Forgetting that they’re not clean, our minds put them on a shelf
What we need to ask first is “How do we make our energy clean?”
Then we can move on to the idea of clean transport
This task will require great minds, money and the most keen
Let not us be distracted by cars yet, anchor them at port.
Investments by all should be made, abundant
For our generations that are to come
Making the unclean distasteful, redundant
And master clean energy, unclean to overcome
The car comes after we can assure
The reduction of emissions and pollution
Once this is done, we can cast off away from shore.
This is once we can find an ultimate solution.
Once dams, solar and wind can be mastered
We can consider the car
We’ll get in our truly green cars, seatbelt fastened
But until then, we will remain where we are.
Let us say once this is done
We’ll have little to worry about
We can thank water, the wind and the sun.
And the big conglomerates are knocked out.
The loud hum of the car will become a gentle purr
Letting those who live near busy roads sleep
Not worrying about a constant, loud whir.
And those neighbours can find peace and slumber deep.
Some believe the loud sound is a requirement
For people to notice these vehicles
‘Least people find people run over, bafflement
And drivers don’t run over living obstacles
Many defy that this is a issue
Most people are sensible and look when crossing
But nobody should lose a child, and cry into a tissue
Lost faith, though the technology is seen as a blessing
We’ve had electrical vehicles before this time
Trolleybuses that had high wires above
Only a limitation on freedom, but otherwise fine.
But many wish to be able to roam, like a dove.
The freedom provided by car is perhaps divine
But we’ll have to wait, a generation or two
Before we get to travel freely, o’ car of mine
The weight of this task is put on the millennials, yes, you.
This generation will finally find the solution
To this incredibly large task
To make a world where there is little to no pollution
And they will be finally rewarded, in glory they will bask
We will one day complete this project
But there will be problems before
Oil and fuel companies will surely object
And wine in hand, they will find themselves abhor
The rich get richer, by performing questionable deeds
Which the lower classes will look on with malice
But in all our heart of hearts, we see ourselves succeed
Though the rich will continue, seemingly callous
So let us look forward to the future.
But let us not rue the days of trials to come
Let us hope we will finally be able to capture
The power of the sea, the air and the sun.