Colin Ian Jeffery

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Human Species - Poem by Colin Ian Jeffery

Humans are too many
Flooding the world
Draining all resources dry.

Breeding without restraint
Polluting everywhere
Creating deserts where rivers flowed.

Trees, the world's lungs
Cut down and burnt
Allowing other species no home.

With global warming unrestrained
Endangering all living things
Slowly destroying planet earth.

Topic(s) of this poem: people

Comments about Human Species by Colin Ian Jeffery

  • (9/14/2018 11:21:00 PM)

    This expresses an important truth, one too much ignored. We had 1 billion people on Earth in 1800. Just over two hundred years later, we're over 7 billion which, by most projections of our current trajectory, already lies beyond the long-term carrying capacity of the planet. For our children's sake, we need louder voices of restraint. Your poem fits the bill, Colin. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, September 14, 2018

Poem Edited: Friday, September 14, 2018

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