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They Who Came Before Us

By: Sophia Khan (Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health)
Competition Year: 2018
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Fins, limbs, fingers, toes,
Outward from the sea they rose.
Lungs, scales, ground-laid eggs,
On the land they thrived and bred.
Fur and glands to feed their brood,
With new teeth they seized new food.
Grasping hands and upright gait,
They grew bigger and more complex brains.
Tools, tribes, language, faith,
The world is theirs to dominate.
Cities, empires, money, war,
Their own diseases they will cure.
What will their descendants become?
Will they rise or fall – which one?
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