Saturday, 7 May 2011


Poem 78 of 230:  “PROGRESS”

The last two centuries have seen
    The most “progress” there has been:
Transport, communication, and
    More-productive use of land.

Thus, according to experts’ gauge,
    A positive of this age
Is, despite global congestion,
    There’s now enough production
Of food for all-alive to live -
    The problem’s the will to give.

So, surely, our modern press
    Should add to words on “progress”:
Having all of humanity
    Free from food-deficiency.

(C) David Franks 2003

German farming from a airliner; May 2019