Bri Edwards

Gold Star - 65,533 Points (some time ago / Earth, i believe)

Death Of Mankind? ……[extinction Poem For November Showcase; How Shall Mankind End, If It Does? ? ; Musings] - Poem by Bri Edwards

Will Humans die off quickly, or slowly peter out***?
I think the latter; I’ve, of that, little doubt.
I don’t mean individual humans; I mean Mankind.
They’ll peter out till …..not one human soul you’ll find.

Sure, widespread nuclear war could do it more quickly I suppose,
OR “global warming”. [Do you want your body cooked or ‘froze’? ]
A brand new pandemic spread by birds or bugs?
And THEN there'd be no more Moms or Dads giving hugs!

My theory is: “Men (with machines) will merge, …..
[with a few human technicians cloned] until, on the verge of …..
EXTINCTION, machines will then decide Men aren’t the ‘right stuff’,
….which may leave God AND the Devil, BOTH, in a huff*****.”

Topic(s) of this poem: future


Poet's Notes about The Poem

*** “peter out” …..”verb (used without object) , peter out.1. to diminish gradually and stop; dwindle to nothing: The hot water always peters out in the middle of my shower. “

***** “in a huff
Fig. in an angry or offended manner. (*Typically: be ~; get [into] ~.) He heard what we had to say, then left in a huff. She came in a huff and ordered us to bring her something to eat. “

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my musings for the topic i offered for poems in the November showcase on my site. [optional topic]

Comments about Death Of Mankind? ……[extinction Poem For November Showcase; How Shall Mankind End, If It Does? ? ; Musings] by Bri Edwards

  • Valsa George (11/30/2015 11:00:00 PM)


    You have seriously pondered over the topic. Life might end with a 'Bang' as it is believed to have begun in a nuclear war or sudden collision of the stellar bodies or it can end with a 'whimper' through global warming or gradual climatic change! What ever it is, life has to come to an end, may be to have a fresh start..... then Bri may be a different person..... quite serious and sedate with no more interest in ice creams or 'wives', talking philosophy.....and never cracking any jokes! (Just imagine!)

    A brand new pandemic spread by birds or bugs?
    And THEN there'd be no more Moms or Dads giving hugs! ..............Love these lines! Altogether a 'decent' poem
    deserving high marks!
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  • Aries Profanisaurus (11/25/2015 2:01:00 PM)


    Humanity can indeed wipe itself out given time but nature can still play a part. There is the possibility of the yellowstone volcano having a role and always the threat of an earthquake or a meteor to strike. It has been predicted that humans will end up integrating with machines but that will not happen quickly. Maybe it will happen in our lifetimes but it will not necessarily end up in our extinction. Have a craze as day (Report) Reply

  • Akhtar Jawad (11/21/2015 10:01:00 PM)


    What poets thought yesterday is now before our sight. What Bri thinks today may be before the sights of our descendants. (Report) Reply

  • (11/21/2015 1:07:00 AM)


    it will all happen in due time
    life today is hardly worth a dime
    thanks Bri
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  • Eugene Levich (11/20/2015 4:28:00 PM)


    Alas! I think you may be right.
    And it will be a horrible sight.
    When humans are all departed
    I'll be like life never started.
    Maybe if people had a brain
    We wouldn't have to begin again.
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Poem Submitted: Friday, November 20, 2015



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