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Last Call


Songs unsung will disappear,
as breathless as a stone, the fear
of Armageddon fills the air
and gathers strength against a prayer
that withers, fizzles into nought,
despite the lessons we were taught,
to love our neighbours as we would
be loved by them, the greater good.

Or take His name in vain, the strain
of blending with another's pain,
the art of empathy forsaken,
errant paths so quickly taken;
thoughts are squandered, so are souls
who glorify malicious goals
and chase false dreams to sand consigned,
the facts misjudged and misaligned.

Cause and effect, the laws of nature,
whom to kill and whom to nurture,
whom to crucify or kiss?
the measures of our helplessness.
There is no try, there's only do,
and I expect the same of you,
to strip away dishonesty,
the trademark of our misery.

To live in love and purity
and nullify our enmity,
we join together, hand in hand,
no hurtful lies, no contraband.
The answer lies amongst the stars
unnumbered in the universe,
a child's first breath, the blushing rose,
where hatred cannot interpose.

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  1. Date: 11/4/2013 7:15:00 PM

    This is a creative and unique write. Full of thought and makes the reader ponder. Nice job

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    Date: 11/4/2013 7:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Robin! Glad you enjoyed, Keith
  1. Date: 5/13/2013 12:50:00 PM

    i like this....

  1. Date: 4/30/2013 9:15:00 AM

    WOW. So many profound lines that captivate through the end. This is an exceptional poem

  1. Date: 4/30/2013 8:21:00 AM

    Dear Keith - again, the poet soars. tick, tick the clock and I must stop nurturing myself through your pages to the neglect of brushing my teeth this morning and getting on with my commitments. love you, Kathy

  1. Date: 4/19/2013 3:47:00 AM

    The message is clear Keith. I love that ' the fear of Armageddon.." though scary and the title 'Last Call' which reflected till the last stanza. What's more..., the enjambment... This is really great. Thanks so much for sharing. Beautiful and mighty~A.O

  1. Date: 4/17/2013 9:34:00 PM

    This is seriously AWESOME, l0vE, LoVe, LOVE, every single word, going to fav's, have an awesome day keith ;}

  1. Date: 4/16/2013 7:04:00 AM

    If only everyone would read this seriously.Keith...love the title and the message....it is the last call......God bless....