Beyond Recognition

Discussion in 'Poet's Corner' started by pit, May 14, 2010.

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  1. pit

    pit Well-Known Member

    Allow me to share an early, early poem, written in 1981.

    A sonic boom of thunder rolls
    The rain pounds on the sand
    Fear coils around a desperate few
    Praying hand in hand

    Wind rises from the mountain range
    Hissing in top speed
    The townspeople are fleeing
    No one follows, no one leads

    The sting of heat is stabbing
    It's ripping through the glare
    The sky's consumed by lightening
    Red sparks dance in the air

    Odin's on high, riding a cloud
    In hand his fire bolts hurl
    We must give in, repent out sins
    His wrath is on the world

    Lightning touches Earth
    Earth is turned to flames
    A ring of fire surrounds the city
    No exodus remains

    Buildings burst above
    Like demons in a dream
    The living are burned, crushed, bleeding
    Smoke seals off their screams

    Cracks erupt through streets
    Inhaling the homes we knew well
    They tumble 'round and soon they're found
    Property of Hell

    Raging above the ocean
    Black waves crash from the sky
    Washing away the events of a day
    Seen by you and I

    The dying remain buried inside
    A hole in a crumbling wall
    For life they pray to a grinning god
    Who's laughing at our fall

    The world is gone
    The world is gone
    The fox cried to the crow
    And now this is the end of time
    There is no place left to go
  2. A.SoNiC.boY

    A.SoNiC.boY Well-Known Member

    I like this, both the subject matter and the imagery you used. its really cool! :)
  3. pit

    pit Well-Known Member

    Thanks. Think of it as a 2012 that doesn't take up too much of your time.

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