The End

The End


Bombers race in unison along

expectant runways

Laden with a deadly nuclear cargo

to dislodge our planet from its axis

As we are cast like confetti

into an inter galactic gloom

Leaving our earthly home abandoned

desolate and forever stricken

Leaders shout the futile slogans

of their defunct ideologies

Beauty is gone in a blinding flash

verdant meadows swept aside

Buildings crumple as a permanent night falls

on a new uncompromising landscape

Ravel your Bolero reaches

its final crescendo of destruction

Smithereens cascade as crystal balls of fire

we have composed the ultimate symphony

Entitled - Obliteration by our Hands

Abusers who neglected their custodianship

Leaders who misled

Greed and deceit the only victors

yet they too are vanquished


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keith jeffries

Mon 16th Sep 2019 15:29


Thanks for your comment. I never thought it would stimulate such interest.


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trevor homer

Mon 16th Sep 2019 12:13

You should be pleased with this Keith - Trevor

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keith jeffries

Sun 15th Sep 2019 18:12


Yorkshire is a county in the north of England which has a pronounced accent and the people there a very good brand of humour. Kevin´s poems and the lanuage he uses epitomise this accent.


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Jason Bayliss

Sun 15th Sep 2019 13:50

The songs we sing as we dance along the edge of disaster, looking at the drop and not thinking to stop.
Love this Keith.

J. x

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Lisa C Bassignani

Sun 15th Sep 2019 13:28

Great poem Keith. The edge of destruction is not within the minds of those whose hearts are full of greed.

I am curious though...isn't Yorkshire 'English'? Is it just in dialect that it differs? I speak American English and I know it can be very different from English English.

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keith jeffries

Sun 15th Sep 2019 11:21


Thanks for your comment. I have just returned from buying an English-Yorkshire, Yorkshire-English Dictionary. It´s champion lad.


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kJ Walker

Sun 15th Sep 2019 10:31

hi Keith, I much appreciated this one. I tried to share a link which naively but brilliantly demonstrates the futility of the escalation of weapons. ( Don did once shoe me how to share links, but it's still beyond me)
If you get time have a look at Butter Battle Book by Dr Seuss. its on YouTube and lasts about 25 minutes.
by the way, I speak English as a second language (Yorkshire being my first)

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keith jeffries

Sun 15th Sep 2019 09:05

Thank you to all who commented on this poem. I always appreciate comments as they are a source of encouragement from my peers. I am very heartened recently with the new up and coming poets on this site, especially those for whom English is a second language. Well done and keep writing.

Thank you again

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Sun 15th Sep 2019 06:42

Good writing Keith.

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Sun 15th Sep 2019 03:01

Your writing style is very unique and gorgeous. Keep doing what you’re doing.

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