**How many are left?**

This is a loaded question –

Perhaps you don’t want to ask it,

Perhaps you don’t want to answer –

But there is so little time…

** We must face it now.**

So I ask –

** How many generations are left?**

How many years do we still have on this earth?

How many more children will be born –

** And how many more children will die,**

In school shootings and genocide,

** After how many more promises and prayers,**

How many more “we shall never forget”s?

**How many living beings are left on the planet?**

How many have we killed out of ignorance and selfishness,

And how many are left for us to kill – or save?

** How many people still think we have the right?**

How many tragedies are left before the end of the world?

How many more wars and fights and meaningless arguments,

How many people still must die?

** And then, how many more times will killers try to justify their acts –**

And how many more times will we accept?

We must ask these questions now,

While we are still here –

While we still have the capacity to change our answers…

** Time is running out.**..

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