- If only our species could muster the gumption
- To moderate negligent overconsumption,
- We'd alter the balance of wealth concentration
- To feed, clothe and shelter the whole population.
- If only our leaders could curb their ambitions
- And stop the production of deadly munitions,
- Divert our resources to new destinations,
- Allowing survival for new generations.____
by Albert Semple
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