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Apocalypse Poetry: The Age of Anarchy

Updated on June 5, 2013

I sit
And patiently wait
For the dawning of the Age of Anarchy

The last hours
Of civility
Are slowly waning away

The pressure
Is building up
And the ticking time bomb will go BOOM!

The impending chaos
Will swallow
The last traces of humanity

And the last drops
Of innocent blood
Will be spilled

And only then
Will men finally see the truth

A truth that I've known
Ever since the value of life
Was set at less than priceless

The pursuit of coin
Clinkety clankety
Shiny gleaming coin

The gold
More precious
Than the rays of the sun

That which was valued
More than any other
Virtue of man

Is now worthless
For in the Age of Anarchy
The only currency needed
Is the hunger to live


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    • shanmarie profile image

      shanmarie 4 years ago

      I'm no pessimist, but that is thought provoking.

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      frankieonfire 4 years ago from Eureka, CA

      Ahh, the true spirit of anarchy - not the anarchy of diplomatic teaching. Very cohesive and easy to follow as well as enriching with purism ideals. Rated up!

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Very good Jose. Voting up my friend.

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      Lurana Brown 4 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      Stark truth that I optimistically hope will be changed by humans who care enough...

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      kjforce 4 years ago from Florida

      PHILLYDREAMER.. They say the world as we know it will end soon...well I'm sorry but over the last ten years the world as we know it already started the change, as a matter of fact the changes have been more and faster than in 20 years...empathy and apathy are words that many do not know and our children will inherit this...we must take a stand and raise each child to be strong and accept responsibility for them self so they will survive and move forward into this world.. thank you for sharing your words in this thought provoking poem....

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      Tijani Achamlal 4 years ago from Morocco

      Top notch!!Very good job.I like it so much!!...VERY TALENTED YOU ARE.

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      Jose Velasquez 4 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

      Martin if civilization ended tomorrow. I'd rather have steel than a pile of gold. I hope my doom and gloom predictions never come true, but I can't see things improving any time soon.

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      If you hav been listening to the news, economists are starting to question the "practical" value of gold.