The Flood (will we evoke God's wrath once again)

One of my earliest poems, but inspired by recent natural disasters and extreme weather events.

I look at the state of the world today, and worry. Don't get me wrong we have an amazing planet in the Earth, and it is full of amazing natural wonders. Many people are doing fantastic work, and technology seemingly knows no bounds in its continued advancement. However, there are also a multitude of things happening here that make me hang my head it shame: war, murder, terrorism, greed, prejudice, crime, animal cruelty, unfair wealth distribution, human rights abuses, and things like global warming that many don't take seriously.

If there is a God, I wonder what he thinks when he sees what we have done with the wonderful world he created, and how long he will sit back and just let mankind destroy it. Will he eventually say, "That's it, I can't take any more of this!" and send down another flood to wipe out all the sinfulness, and so we can start again with another chance to do things right.


The Flood

by John Hansen © 2012

What is happening to our world

Wars rage across the seas.

Men fight and kill, and steal, and cheat

For power, and wealth, and greed.

Surely something can be done

To cure our Earth of hate.

Very soon Almighty God

Will decide our final fate.

Suddenly the sky grows dark,

A cloud has blocked the sun.

It hovers huge and full of power,

The reckoning's begun.

Mankind doesn't heed the sign,

As rain starts tumbling down.

Wars still rage, and evil rules,

So soon the world will drown.

Just like the mighty flood of lore,

For forty days and nights it poured.

Man must be punished for his sins,

And once again the Earth be cleansed.

Somewhere there floats upon the sea

A vessel called "The Ark',

Containing two of every kind,

A brand new world to start.


This flash flood occurred at Toowoomba,not far from where I live in 2011. We were trapped away from home for 10 days.

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Rayne123 2 years ago

Great poem containing the truth

It actually reminds me of a poem I posted on here. It also is about our earth.


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cam8510 2 years ago from Columbus, Georgia until the end of November 2016.

Jodah, you have packed a great deal into this poem so far. I look forward to continuing to read as you add to it.

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Mel Carriere 2 years ago from San Diego California

Nice rhyme. I hope you're wrong about your prediction, but if God is not pissed off now will he ever be? Voted up!

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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thank you Laurie, I think I actually read your similar poem yesterday. I may not have commented but I voted it up I remember.

Glad you enjoyed the poem Cam, thanks for visiting and your comments.

Thanks for voting it up Mel. I also hope my prediction is wrong, but if I was him I'd be pissed the way the world is now.

Rayne123 2 years ago

Oh I think he is, I sometimes feel that way hence why I write the poems I do at times

Great work again Jodah



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The Stages Of ME 2 years ago

Hello Jodah

A very thoughtful hub with haunting pictures of the truth. Keep writing as our world needs to be awakened. Peace

Rayne123 2 years ago

I had to read this again, I love this poem, it expresses the anger in the heavens and the wrath that is about to pour out.

God does have the final say and we all think God does these bad things, however he says if you do not want to take care of the earth, I leave you free will, however sins will not go unpunished.

We have the tools to fix the world, but instead as you mention in your poem we use them for our own selfish purposes. That is not pleasing to God. History repeats itself. To build something better you first must take it apart.

Thank you again

Your words say it so beautifully, one can envision through your poem.



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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thank you The Stages Of Me,

I will do my best to say what needs to be said in whatever way I can. I appreciate your comments.

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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thank you for revisiting this poem Laurie. It is the ultimate accolade for ones work. I agree totally with everything you say. Keep spreading the truth yourself in your wonderful words.

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drbj 2 years ago from south Florida

Doesn't it seem sometimes, Jodah, that too many people appear doomed to keep repeating the evil actions of the past?

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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

Too true drbj. Why can't we/they learn from past mistakes? Governments, and their decisions especially frustrate me no end.

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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

If anyone is following the comments on this hub. Just letting you now I have updated it by adding a new poem.

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teaches12345 2 years ago

Great reflection upon what is happening today. We must remember that our time is limited, you just don't know when the rains will come.

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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thank you teaches12345, Yes it's all just a matter of time, if things don't change for the better.

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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South

Very beautiful, I have a feeling this is the last go round. No ark...just swim or drown. But the plus side is a beautiful finale.

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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thanks Jackie, yes I guess we have to be as good as we can, or practice treading water.

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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

For anyone interested, this hub was updated on 29th January. I have added two videos. I hope you enjoy.

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FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

We face such crises today that it really does require sensemaking and causes one to wonder just where we're headed. I liked how your photos and videos complemented your message. I cannot imagine being trapped in my own home that long.

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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thanks for reading Flourish and your comment. We were trapped away from home for 10 days. Our main concern were for our dogs and cats that were trapped at home. But we managed to arrange for some friends to feed them.

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Shyron E Shenko 3 months ago

Jodah, I do love your poem. Sometimes I think maybe the great flood is a prophecy, especially since we had so much flooding around us this year.

Blessings always.

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Jodah 3 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Yes, Shyron, I think you are right about the flood being a prophesy and there have been other warnings too, but mankind in general just seems to continue to ignore them. Glad you liked this poem.

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