Ima Ryma


Billion In Time Poem by Ima Ryma


A billion years ago - Earth formed,
And was rotating the sun.
A billion days ago there stormed
Ice ages across U.S. run.
A billion hours ago man
Came to the U.S., primitive.
A billion minutes ago ran
The first Christian seeking to live.
A billion seconds ago sent
U.S. troops to Korean War.
A billion in time came and went.
A billion ago seemed much more.

A billion dollars ago - hey!
U.S. Treasury spent today.

Submitted: Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, March 19, 2013

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