It takes Billions – a poem about destruction overpopulation.

It Takes Billions

 

Billions – it takes billions.

5 Billion to evolve,

8 Billion to destroy,

How many Billion to put right?

Billions – it takes Billions.

 

First you have to wake right up.

First you have to realise.

First you have to value it.

First you want to try.

 

Billions – it takes billions.

5 Billion to evolve,

8 Billion to destroy,

How many Billion to put right?

Billions – it takes Billions.

 

If 8 Billion were to become 4

There wouldn’t be a problem

Any more.

 

Opher 13.4.2018

 

 

There are 8 billion of us sharing this lifeboat of a planet with all the myriad types of life. 8 billion of us taking up room, killing, flattening, cultivating, building, taming, simplifying, reducing and eradicating.

The effect is dramatic.

The teeming masses of which we are part, from which we came, from which we draw our sustenance are being reduced by the minute.

5 billion years of evolution, slow step by step, is being undone in mere decades.

But if 8 billion was trimmed to 4 then we could all have room to live in harmony and all of us would be winners. We would all have our lives enriched.

2 thoughts on “It takes Billions – a poem about destruction overpopulation.

  1. If we keep going the way we are we’re not going to have a planet left to save. If only more people understood how important it is to change our ways so that we can save the environment.

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