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 Category:  Commentary and Philosophy Poetry
  Posted: June 10, 2021      Views: 40

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Signs of a world in trouble
"Apocalypse pt. 8" by estory
Is this the beginning of the end?

Overhead the spy satellites and the telecommunications satellites
and the streetlights and the drones outshine the stars

Through the smoke the moon looks like blood.
The sun goes dark.

The noise of cars and radios and television sets
drowns out the sound of crickets and birds.

The honeybees are dying.

At the north pole and south pole the ice is melting
and the ocean is rising until it swallows up the houses
on the islands and then the islands.

In the middle of the ocean an island of empty plastic bottles
and empty plastic bags floats discarded.

Nobody prays.

There are no miracles.


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In this poem, I wanted to create a sense of the signs of the end of the world as something we are in the middle of right now, something we can see and feel all around us. Also I wanted to work in that sense of the world turning away from God, believing that there are no more miracles, and that we must rely on ourselves to get out of this. It is this turning away from God that will result in God's intervention and saving us, literally, from ourselves. estory
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