“Mother of Invention”  by Celia Berrell

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Neo-natal humankind

is ceaseless of enquiring mind.

With science and technology

the stopper’s out dynamically.


From fire to furnaced energy

from steam to electricity.

We modify genetically

and glean the stars effectively.


We can’t slow down

this gain in pace.

The fascination’s

well in place.


Much to learn,

with good intention,

drives this mother

of invention



This poem was inspired by the crayon drawing Origins of the Future by Sharon Davson.

The poem was published in the Canadian school Textbook Nelson English 10 in 2012


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