one in a billion

A billion or more galaxies in the Universe.
The Milky Way is just one.

A hundred billion stars in the Milky Way.
Our sun is just one.

Nine planets orbit our sun.
Earth is just one.
196 million square miles
of sea and land, lakes and ice.
A blue planet spinning,
orbiting a sun 1.5 million miles away
and yet
providing warmth, light and life.
195 countries
the UK is just one.
93 thousand square miles
of mountains, villages, fen and marsh
cities, towns and villages.
Four countries, united yet divided.
England is just one.
50,000 square miles
of beauty and desolation,
patchwork fields, heathland and moor,
motorways, roads and lanes.
4,400 island,
Isle of Wight is just one.
150 square miles
of slower living, beaches and cliffs.
6 towns, umpteen villages.
Godshill is just one.
A model village
1/10  life size,
where you can be a giant,
towering and controlling,
or look up in awe, 
to be just one among billions.

Published by poetdoesarun

I started running 14 years ago to help manage anxiety and depression and found the endorphins helped me in another way...to write my sermons for Sunday.... and then inspiration came for poetry. A Christmas present 2017 was a book by Jo Bell, challenging the reader to write a poem a week for a year. This blog showcases these and other poems composed on the run.

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