If Only...

by Albert Semple, 1 Jan 2023

  1. If only our species could muster the gumption
  2. To moderate negligent overconsumption,
  3. We'd alter the balance of wealth concentration
  4. To feed, clothe and shelter the whole population.

  5. If only our leaders could curb their ambitions
  6. And stop the production of deadly munitions,
  7. Divert our resources to new destinations,
  8. Allowing survival for new generations.

by Albert Semple
8 lines over 2 stanzas.