Anusha Subramanian

When The Whole World Goes Wrong

Imagine the world going wrong.
Imagine,
The human beings are immobile.
You cannot move. You cannot budge.
You can read this, but you can’t touch the screen.
You can’t open your mouth, or nod your head.

Imagine,
The trees can walk.
They stride right beside you.
You are afraid of being hit by their trunks,
So you try to move, but you cannot move.

Imagine,
The animals can talk.
They go past you, discussing the horror of your life.
You want to shout at them, but no, you can’t stir.

Imagine,
The angels are demons.
They come near you.
You are happy to see them,
But when you realize they are after you,
You want to scream, oh no, you can’t do it.

Imagine,
The demons are angels.
They come to help you.
But you are terrified to see them,
So they take off, leaving you alone.

Imagine,
The sky is about to fall.
You are shocked, you try to shift,
Thinking that you are dreaming,
But no miracle happens as these are real.

Imagine,
All species are carnivores.
They come to feed on you.
You are inches away from them.
And then you realize, to appreciate things in the world for what they are.

Poem Submitted: Monday, June 8, 2009
Poem Edited: Friday, June 24, 2011

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  • Richard Goolsby (5/15/2010 10:16:00 AM)

    I Like this on some time i guess we all feel this way i just cant seem to put this kind on paper wish i could

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  • Vandavasu Vittal (10/25/2009 10:11:00 PM)

    Wow a thrilling write and excellent ideas. it is true one ust accept how the world is it is good.

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  • Jen Capaldi (10/13/2009 8:12:00 PM)

    wow what a write! very chilling. a powerful and imaginative write. great insight. great poem.10's all of the way my friend.
    Jen

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  • Nic Leisure (9/28/2009 11:08:00 AM)

    nice work keep it up...10

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  • * Stephen *king (9/26/2009 11:57:00 PM)

    When whole world goes wrong
    one should dance in sarong...........a good write.

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  • Meggie GultianoMeggie Gultiano (9/26/2009 8:59:00 AM)

    Your writing style is fascinating.Well penned.You did a good job here.

    Love and hugs,
    Meggie

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  • nature 360 (7/2/2009 7:38:00 AM)

    Imagine....
    humans are immobile;
    Their brains are still active.

    And the plants, the animals and demons
    taking advantage to knock you down.

    Lol

    Chilling scenario.
    Fearsome write.

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  • Frank Longbottom (7/1/2009 8:59:00 AM)

    I think it was a very good reminder of what we take for granted
    10+++ from me

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  • Ency BearisEncy Bearis (7/1/2009 7:20:00 AM)

    well written message of awareness...good job...

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  • Wojja Fink (6/28/2009 7:20:00 AM)

    a timely reminder for us all...thank you

    John

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  • Chitra - (6/11/2009 10:52:00 AM)

    a very powerful way of reminding human beings the value of life...10+

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  • premji premjipremji premji (6/10/2009 6:54:00 AM)

    imagine...
    beautiful imagination...but...how?
    please read my poem 'the world'..............

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  • Subroto Chatterjee (6/10/2009 5:16:00 AM)

    Does it take us humans to imagine all this to prove a point? ! Actually, ...YES! ! !
    I only hope it doesn't come true....though history has shown man to be atrocious...and beastly...
    Cheers.
    Subroto

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  • Shekhar JoshiShekhar Joshi (6/9/2009 7:46:00 AM)

    nice message..........hope we all realise that without any such thing happening.......i like your style of writing.....simple yet wonderful......easily understandable by all......

    excellent poem

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  • Surya . (6/9/2009 12:03:00 AM)

    hi dear,
    a very nice poem. all creatures have a place on earth and they should be respected for that.you have created a wonderfull poem. words are beautifull and meaningfull too. i will be uploading a new poem ' crocs and the kind doctor' will tell you
    voted 10
    surya

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  • Yll LYll L (6/8/2009 8:13:00 PM)

    imagination is our silent sanctuary when all the things dont come in our way....mmmm, great!

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  • Carol Gall (6/8/2009 7:52:00 AM)

    just imagine...great poem says a lot we should take heed

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  • James MclainJames Mclain (6/8/2009 6:30:00 AM)

    Imagine, you are our last meal..the table is you..everybody starves..while you wait..knowing, as we all sits down around you..these, our, us, we haves very small mouths..to start eating on you..and every scream you screams just makes you tastes even better..., just imagine you...having such imagination..while we wait for more of your words to eats...just imagines...iip

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  • Samanyan Lakshminarayanan (6/8/2009 5:03:00 AM)

    a very imaginative write anusha..and you have written it very well...i had written ine on trees walking..in 'a never ending story-an exploitation'..only the trees walked..in your poem the animals talk..truely interesting...write more in your own style

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  • Fade Ward (6/8/2009 5:01:00 AM)

    wow nice poem man well done a very valid point about things goin wrong keep up the good work 10+++

    fade jenkins
    plz visit my poems

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