Is it rational to have a child?
Sure, this world is full of pain and short on resources.
But no better motivation exists,
when evil persists,
than that which posterity provides.
Perhaps we’re just traipsing planks, destination empty and cold.
But walking the plank’s a stroll, so long as there’s sun.
For despite the inevitable sunset,
the warmth of the day, still feels so good.
Tiny hands in hand,
we bring them out onto the plank,
hoping they’ll hold ours too,
as we shuffle toward the plunge.
So if the stroll is worth the plunge,
and you accept the duty of swabbing the plank,
it’s rational to have a child.