Something wicked this way comes

For Dante's Inferno fills God's lungs

Heave o' heave! The mortal tide

Stitch & weave his ruined pride

Or, too late fall

Into the gaping wound

Until the time of man

Has been consumed


This world is of our making

Its resources slowly breaking

Yet, we continue to prod & poke

Though, it is ourselves we slowly choke.

If Nature we try to change

It will be us she'll rearrange

And in the end, we'll be no more

Than the dust upon her fertile floor




◄ Broken Friends

A Cadenza ►


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Brian Hodgkinson

Wed 27th Jan 2021 05:48

Excellent. Yes, it has a prophetic message. 😮

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Stephen Atkinson

Wed 13th Jan 2021 20:06

Thanks for the Likes J.D. and Jordyn! Appreciated as always

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Stephen Atkinson

Tue 12th Jan 2021 22:57

Thank you very much Keith & Stephen. I hope this pandemic is the start of a realisation to how bad our interference with nature, etc can become. We still have too much to learn!
And Thank you also Emeka and Aviva, yes I'd sign that petition! Although many a poet can be just as vague as a politician! 😃. But thank you for your very flattering comment!
And for the Likes Julie, & Holden!

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Emeka Collins

Tue 12th Jan 2021 21:33

We are all architect of our fate. It is time we stop changing nature ...

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Aviva Rifka Bhandari

Tue 12th Jan 2021 19:22

Right, I've come to the conclusion that you have to be a poet before you're allowed to become a politician.. Let's start a petition ?

It could go without saying but I'm not going to let it go without saying, this is an amazing poem, and I feel lucky to have had a chance to read it.

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Stephen Gospage

Tue 12th Jan 2021 17:00

Yes, this is great and sends a critical message. It needs to reach the widest possible audience. I'll do my best in my very small way.

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keith jeffries

Tue 12th Jan 2021 16:13

Stephen, a first rate poem with a message loud and clear. This should be put in the national press. It is clear and to the point with a poetic if not prophetic flavour.

Thank you for this


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