Wallace Dean LaBenne

On This Small Planet

Professor, therapist, author and poet.






On this small planet
we must share by need.
Limited reserves can't allow for greed.

On this small planet
we must provide care.
Pollution destroys water, soil and air.

On this small planet
we must now create.
Discretion dictates when to procreate.

On this small planet
we must be polite.
Crowded conditions lead to stress and blight.

On this small planet
we must educate.
The last resort is to incarcerate.

On this small planet
we must live in peace.
Respect and regard can't be mere caprice.

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