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End of the World

End of the World

Bombs and mines and missles,
Artillery shells and nukes;
Humanity will end itself
And take the land to Hell.

"Killing is not enough," they say.
"Destroying will not do.
Oppressing the weak won't satisfy;
Let us use MOAB or die."

Fighter planes and bomber shells
Fly thick across the skies;
Smoldering flames rise ever higher
Urging wounded men to fire.

Once someone fires the first one,
Then more will follow its path
And detonate, bursting loud,
Brimstone high up past the clouds.

Thunder and lightning come before rain
But this is a torrent of burning acid and ash;
Yes, humanity will devour itself
By turning the world into Hell.


By Tara Andre

Line: "Brimstone high up past the clouds"
From RED SUN by SKAT-AUX


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  1. Date: 9/18/2013 2:16:00 PM

    Lovely win Tara, ............ luv ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 9/14/2013 10:25:00 AM

    powerful piece....congrats on your win :)

  1. Date: 9/13/2013 9:29:00 PM

    Tara, --A beautiful poem and line... congratulations :-)...xox~ LINDA

  1. Date: 9/13/2013 10:46:00 AM

    Congratulations on your winning place Tara xx

  1. Date: 9/13/2013 9:07:00 AM

    Congrats on the win in the contest, Tara

  1. Date: 9/13/2013 9:04:00 AM

    Well expressed, thanks for entering my contest.

  1. Date: 9/12/2013 9:59:00 AM

    thanks for writing about this ~ I've been thinking along these lines as well :)

  1. Date: 9/9/2013 12:03:00 PM

    A terrifying thought, but with all that's going on in the world...? You did a fantastic job of writing this. Love Kim