Before Armageddon – A Multiple Word Prompt Poem

landscape photography of desert
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I wrote this poem back in 2019 long before the current pandemic, it’s interesting how, having experienced what we have, it seems to have changed how I feel about this poem…..

The Word of the Day is Statue and so I thought it would be worth sharing it again, but hadn’t appreciated how the circumstances had changed how it reads. 

 

The statue stood stolid

A symbol of penance

In a world rather squalid,

It had a great presence,

Two outreaching hands

A sign of kind nurture

Stretched out from the sands

To welcome each searcher,

A public display

To dispel all dissent

the pain blown away

eased one hundred percent.

This great lost relic

Of a past long forgotten

A remnant, angelic

Of a time less rotten,

When the world was better

When hearts weren’t leaden

And the oceans were wetter,

Before Armageddon.

 

Copyright: Kristian Fogarty 07/June/2019

 

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/06/06/penance/

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2019/06/06/rdp-thursday-nurture/

FOWC with Fandango — Percent

https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2019/06/07/your-daily-word-prompt-stolid-june-7-2019/

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/06/07/public/

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2021/03/21/statue/

A Final Call – A Poem for Kira’s Sunday Scribbles

 

 

Of care and nurture, there is a dearth,

Though some instil some peace on earth,

But indecision from government’s elect,

May mean there’s not much Earth left to protect.

 

planet earth
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https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/06/22/nurture/

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/06/16/kiras-sunday-scribbles-44/

https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2019/06/23/your-daily-word-prompt-indecision-june-23-2019/

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2019/06/22/rdp-saturday-peace/

FOWC with Fandango — Dearth