UCL Institute for Global Prosperity


'#SDGeneration': A poem by Cameron Holleran

5 March 2019

'#SDGeneration' is a poem by IGP Poet-in-Residence Cameron Holleran


The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.

Our song is changing,

rearranging, asking for more

than the bad to end.


Though the skies will shift,

These goals exist, the North Star

On our common veil.


No Eremite this,

but joined in bliss by others

who deny the dark.


In the spaces between

we'll grow a dream, a shared tongue

talks it into life.


A mess has been made;

it's not too late for any hand

to hold a broom.

'Seize the present'

Read 'Seize the present', a poem by IGP poet-in-residence Cameron Holleran created especially for the conference "SDGeneration: A Citizen Science Movement"