jerry hughes

Veteran Poet - 1,344 Points (January 4,1931 / a citizen of the world)

Prophecy - Poem by jerry hughes

'the best of seers is he who guesses well'
Euripedes: fragment

Like panicked wildebeest
we are gathering momentum
toward annihilation.
Only the old will be saved this terrible fate,
for they have outlived their uselessness.

The nuclear button is pressed
and nothing can stop the journey.
It will end in cataclysmic glory,
when the air stifles, rivers clog,
trees die, and children mutate
into brainless beings.

The cloud on the horizon grows
with the thundering of a billion hooves.
It's getting closer.
There's nowhere left to run.
It has begun;
And you, ignored the warnings.

Comments about Prophecy by jerry hughes

  • (1/29/2010 8:24:00 PM)

    Wisdom, insight and observation with patience,
    Seems to be the 'gift' given to those who age.
    And become unafraid to assess that which is seen.
    Jerry, I enjoyed reading your PROPHECY.
    With a clarity that has come to me. Nice.
    Thank you.
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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 29, 2010

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