Treasure Island

Dave Alan Walker

(Pudsey, Leeds)

A Dark Moon Rising


A dark moon rising
almost as black as coal
nothing can be done
to save the world

The only way forward
is backwards

Submitted: Sunday, November 17, 2013
Edited: Monday, November 18, 2013

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  • Geetha Jayakumar (12/25/2013 11:13:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem with indepth meaning. Only way forward is looking past backward. Very true. Loved reading it. (Report) Reply

  • Ellias Anderson (12/11/2013 11:21:00 AM)

    what a perfect piece of art. in few words our today's world is defined....
    really, who will save this world, who will stay in front of that black moon?
    nice one. (Report) Reply

  • Hazel Durham (12/8/2013 2:59:00 AM)

    In the darkness we can go back and reflect on our mistakes and be determined to change for the good of mankind.
    Beautiful write! (Report) Reply

  • Nicanor P. Tiosen (11/28/2013 8:42:00 PM)

    I agree. Nothing can be done (by man) to save the world. Perhaps, we need to re-read events, hence a moving backward to be able to inch forward. Thanks for sharing your poem. (Report) Reply

  • Valerie Dohren (11/25/2013 12:00:00 PM)

    Wisdom is born out of the past, and it is wisdom perhaps that will save the world. Excellent Dave. (Report) Reply

  • Smoky Hoss (11/21/2013 12:04:00 PM)

    Looking back may indeed help us find a better tomorrow, wisdom does often come from mistakes made...and remembered. (Report) Reply

  • Stan Petrovich (11/19/2013 4:17:00 PM)

    Yes, it has been an anomaly of the Industrial Age, which is eradicating the world at an astonishing rate! If we go backwards, and change the future that can be done with lessening our carbon signature almost completely (it won't happen,) the end of the world is imminent and threatening very shortly. (Report) Reply

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