After the Apocalypse

 

It was a Tuesday afternoon

Sunny, with a slight breeze

Only the leafy trees were rustling

Offices locked with many lost keys

 

Only took a second for the apocalypse

But it’s echoes will be heard throughout time

Poets and scholars writing up their versions

Whats it matter if it has a reason or rhyme

 

Everyone has a story of their hardship

Their own tragedies or woe

To them it’s the story of the century

To others it’s a few lines people just know

 

This poem will put those lifelines together

All those people joined by a single moment

The earth rocking on its ever turning axis

This massive and earth shattering event

 

The banker with money at her fingertips

Suddenly the world has no use for her

No debts for this expert to manage

Equal to her debt ridden customer

 

The King of a broken country

Sits on his gold shattered thrown

Dressed in the lands finest embroidery

His worthless power all he has ever known

The doctor who works all hours of the day

Stemming the tide of the rampaging sickness

With tools that wasn’t built to cope

Against a devastating and spreading global illness

 

The footballer once sold for tens of millions

Useless now with skills use to no man

Attracting the odd glance here and there

On equal footing now with the lowliest fan

 

The soldier with the highest honours gained

Sent to lead out the courageous troops

Overwhelmed by the human suffering on show

Now reduced to giving out cups of watery soups

 

The addict going cold turkey to survive

Seeing babies crawling on the ceiling

Laying on his lonely and broken bed

His body a mess but his mind healing

 

All these people, their lives upside-down

From one moment of utter madness

Planet earth shaken to its molten core

Millions of lives plunged into sadness

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s