Richard Allen Beevor

Gold Star - 5,499 Points (23 March 1949 / London)

Today, The Last Day - Poem by Richard Allen Beevor

I read somewhere once upon a time,
that in the last days of this world,
people will turn their face from God
and treat him as a crime.

They will succumb to Godless lusts
and diminish their spirit,
give their hopes to money, greed and power,
choosing fleeting fame, grind their souls to dust.

Following religion as if it is a fashion,
making face appearance at the church
filling up the coffers,
forgetting the Christ, his death and passion.

I read somewhere that sea shall take the shore,
everyone dip their toes in the waters of
envy, greed, sloth, wrath, gluttony, pride and lust,
look around you today, need I say more.

Topic(s) of this poem: prophecy

Comments about Today, The Last Day by Richard Allen Beevor

  • (11/14/2017 3:13:00 AM)

    Richard, a great profound poem! Call me an optimist, but I believe that the opposite will happen. An immensely powerful white light will shine upon Earth. The evil doers will be afraid of it. And will stay away. Those who know the meaning of The Light will enter it. And will be protected from the forces of evil! (Report) Reply

    Richard Beevor (11/14/2017 6:37:00 AM)

    Thank you Richard I entirely agree with you, this poem I believe reflects life today and as you say the white light will come soon, many thanks and blessings my friend

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  • Sina Ezzat Manesh (10/15/2017 8:05:00 AM)

    A very beautiful and (sadly) true poem, Richard: thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • (10/9/2017 11:09:00 AM)

    Priests, etc., are just as likely to dip their toes in the waters of envy, greed, sloth, wrath, gluttony, pride and lust, being religious doesn't stop people but all too often acts as a cloak to cover up their misdemeaners.... (Report) Reply

  • Gordon Gilhuly (7/6/2017 1:46:00 PM)

    Hit the old nail on the head with this one! (Report) Reply

    Richard Beevor Richard Beevor (7/7/2017 3:23:00 AM)

    Thank you Gordon, much appreciated my friend

  • Ryson Dsouza (2/10/2017 9:21:00 AM)

    A great sense on imagination in poetry.. well written... thanks for sharing.. (Report) Reply

    Richard Beevor Richard Beevor (7/7/2017 3:24:00 AM)

    Thank you Ryson, sorry it took me so long to reply

  • Naima Ansari (10/6/2016 12:35:00 PM)

    Sense provoking words! A beautiful poem, illuminating the darkness of this life.It's quite depressing. (Report) Reply

    Richard Beevor Richard Beevor (7/7/2017 3:27:00 AM)

    Thank you Naima, sorry I should have replied sooner, best wishes to you my friend

  • Robert Murray Smith (6/30/2016 10:25:00 PM)

    A great poem.

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    Richard Beevor Richard Beevor (7/7/2017 3:26:00 AM)

    Thank you Robert, sorry it took so long to reply, I have not been on here for some time, best wishes my friend

  • (6/30/2016 11:28:00 AM)

    Heartiest congrats on the Poem of the Day as also for the prophecy elaborated therein. It's manifestations can be witnessed everywhere now. (Report) Reply

  • Kim Barney (6/30/2016 8:49:00 AM)

    Nice rhyme pattern, different from most. Congrats on poem of the day! (Report) Reply

  • Om Chawla (6/30/2016 5:42:00 AM)

    ........and this is KALYUG. (Report) Reply

  • Om Chawla (6/30/2016 5:42:00 AM)

    ......and this is KALYUG. (Report) Reply

  • Jayatissa K. Liyanage (6/30/2016 5:38:00 AM)

    I have read it somewhere that anything that was started, will have an end as well. Great writing. Congrats for being the poem of the day. (Report) Reply

  • B.m. Biswas (6/30/2016 5:29:00 AM)

    You remind me second coming........
    Sabey miraj of mahammad(peace and blessings be on him) ....
    ...but the terrorist attacks of today reminds thr is today......a great writing of today........
    .........hate humanity....
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  • Jasbir Chatterjee (6/30/2016 4:54:00 AM)

    Since time immemorial, good and bad people have always co-existed and there have always been predictions that the world will end soon because of the bad people. Thank God, we are still here. Nice poem! Congrats on being poet of the day! (Report) Reply

  • (6/30/2016 3:11:00 AM)

    Adulterers too were stoned. No, I don't want to know a Religion based on fear. Sorry!

    Tom Billsborough
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  • Kelly Kurt (6/30/2016 2:14:00 AM)

    I read somewhere that donkeys can fly, slavery is a good thing and you should stone disobedient children to death. (Report) Reply

  • Woru Sulyman (6/30/2016 1:37:00 AM)

    you said it all....nice piece (Report) Reply

  • Luo Zhihai (2/2/2015 12:38:00 PM)

    I read somewhere that sea shall take the shore,
    everyone dip their toes in the waters of
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Poem Submitted: Sunday, January 18, 2015

Poem Edited: Monday, October 30, 2017

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