Seven Billion

Seven billion of us on this earth,

Following the recent birth.

Apparently we are living longer,

Because we are so much stronger.

We are averaging off-spring  of 2.4,

Given that it takes “two to tango”, that’s growth for sure.

Less infant mortality,

More questionable morality.

Young teen mothers,

Thirty year old Grandmothers.

Pregnant at fourteen,

Leaving school with no dream,

What’s wrong with contraception, or waiting?

Playing out like kids, or masturbating?

We’re living longer with chronic diseases,

No-one is dying so it seems.

Seven billion: a number beyond my comprehension,

I hope I get to use my pension.

Written at home on 26/10/11


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