With the arrival of another New Year it’s that time when we often take stock of our lives and of the state of the world around us.

While watching an old Queen concert the other evening, on BBC, it struck me that the words of their song Is This The World We Created? are still just as relevant today as when they were first performed, all those years ago. Maybe we just never learn….

Just think of all those hungry mouths we have to feed.
Take a look at all the suffering we breed
So many lonely faces scattered all around
Searching for what they need.

Is this the world we created
What did we do it for
Is this the world we invaded
Against the law

So it seems in the end
Is this what we’re all living for today
The world that we created.

You know that everyday a helpless child is born
Who needs some loving care inside a happy home

Somewhere a wealthy man is sitting on his throne
Waiting for life to go by.

Is this the world we created, we made it on our own
Is this the world we devastated, right to the bone

If there’s a God in the sky looking down
What can he think of what we’ve done
To the world that He created.

Wishing Everyone A Very Happy And Prosperous New Year!