All too much – a poem

All too much


There are too many people

Chopping too many trees,

Bringing the world

Down to its knees.


Drilling too much oil

From too many wells.

Too much profit

From too many hard sells.


Too many hunters

Shooting too many beasts.

Too much partying

And too many feasts.


They are trawling

Too many sea beds

For too many mouths

In too many heads.


There’s too much land

Being cleared away

And all being doused

With far too much spray.


There’s too little thought

And too little care

Just too much devastation



It’s all far, far too much!


Opher – 22.5.2019



The truth is that there are far too many of us. We have taken over too much of the fertile land and are causing far too much damage. We’re wiping everything out.

The natural world is reeling!