We Are Legion
We’re too many, that’s the trouble,
But what to do ?
Who would wish a war to thin the herd
Down to a few ?
Gone are cities brought to rubble,
Gone the Black Death’s fatal third.
We’re safe in our hygienic bubble –
Breeding, undeterred !
Climate change is next to tackle,
Pollution, too –
But even if we don’t, we’ll still be here,
If black and blue.
As a species, though ramshackle,
We won’t go extinct, don’t fear –
Other creatures take the flack,
But we won’t disappear.
For all our poverty and pillage,
Give us our due –
We’re capable of so much common sense
To pull us through.
We’re running out of land for tillage,
Cities growing far too dense –
Time to shrink down to a village,
Time for abstinence !
It’s time to start doing our bit by not doing our bit…