Sonnet: "Matters of Global Importance"

Man explores outer space
with probes and rocket ships,
while here the human race
falls from the shaking tips
of balance; wars, famine,
waste, hunger, crime, disease
and man's greed have worsen
this world's endless crises.
Why not spend the money
on this Earth where there's need
first, then chase outer space
at light-speed once we're freed
from what afflicts our race?
If not, we'll be replaced!

Sonnet by Ngoc Nguyen The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2018-05-30 at 00:05

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Thomas DeFreitas The PoetBay support member heart!
Excellent. And the three-beat, six-syllable (give or take) lines are very well made: concise, sharply focussed. A joy to read!

chuma okafor
Good question- 'why not spend the money here on earth, where there is need' Bold!