Millions in Seconds

The Only Witness Left, The Moon


The only witness left…
The moon,
deep in space it sits,
the earth,
blown to bits,
nothing left behind,
no longer possessing the ability to protect Mankind,
now only thick clouds of smoke
filled the air,
and the trees choke,
as they tumble down,
no humans around
to hear the sounds,
uprooted from the ground,
angry branches crushing into dust,
continents shattering,
Oceans spraying marine life into the sky,
unlike the way it was nurtured,
it’s now left unprotected to die.
God stood in the Heavens
trying to look dignified,
millions of years to evolve,
and only seconds to die.
From where God hovered over the destruction,
he wondered how the humans felt now,
their world bombed,
the ground falling beneath their feet,
all Mankind fallen to a needless defeat,
the air gushing out of their lungs,
nausea, death, extinction, destruction!
God heard the innocent cry,
he heard the sounds of panic,
throbbing in his head,
so much destruction, and everyone dead.
God Heard his sanity calling,
he heard the souls falling,
all in his midst of madness,
not one country, not one Super Power
was willing to try,
millions of years to evolve,
and only seconds to die…


© 2011 Frank Atanacio

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bellawritter23 5 years ago from California

Great read mind provoking! Some pros and cons...

Just a proven fact on earth, It will always be evolving just mankind dissolving. The destruction is brought amongst ourselves!! thanks for sharing on to the next ....

smiles :)


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Denise Handlon 5 years ago from North Carolina

Voted it awesome. Well said. Always makes me wonder about the power of one: one person, one soul-evolving and focusing on their connection with the Universe.

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Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton Author

thank you bella and denise for reading my piece :) Frank

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Patty Kenyon 4 years ago from Ledyard, Connecticut

WOW...change in genre....AWESOME JOB!!! This was extremely intense from beginning to end!!! I am absolutely astounded by the imagery!!! Very thought provoking...perhaps if others instead of going to war and causing more destruction, may read this and think perhaps they should do their best to help the earth so that the "millions in seconds" may never happen!!

I am extremely impressed!!! Lots of votes, Up, and Shared!!

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ShubeyThePoet 4 years ago from Williamsville,NY

Great imagery of destruction Frank!

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chrisam01 4 years ago from Los Angeles, California, USA

This is great! I love the title and how it's reinforced in the poem.

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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

Thank you so much Patty.. actually I wrote this on hub perhaps a year ago..LOL but you're still the best... and Shub thanks for visiting my page .. chrisam01 good to see you again bless you all :) Frank

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Cathleena Beams 4 years ago from Lascassas, Tennessee

Fitting title for this one and you have brought it all together, wonderfully tying together the beginning and the end. Awesome poem! I am voting it up and sharing.

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Deepak Chaturvedi 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

Nice poem and beautiful thoughts.

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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

thanks Cathleena for reading my seconds and thanks deepak :)

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sweetie2 4 years ago from Delhi

Very Nicely written poem Frank. Voting it up

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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

thanks for reading sweetie2 :) Frank

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thelyricwriter 3 years ago from West Virginia

Voted up, useful, awesome, beautiful, and shared on FB Frank. I voted beautiful because the emotions of God. It's a powerful poem all the way through, even a real threat of today. Perfect as usual :)

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Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton Author

thank you thelyricwriter

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tillsontitan 2 years ago from New York

How close are we to this total destruction? Fearfully we get closer every always, beautifully done.

Voted up, useful, awesome, and interesting.

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Frank Atanacio 17 months ago from Shelton Author

thank you so much again Till... bless you

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