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The End Of The World - Poetry

Updated on December 4, 2016



The boy sat on his grandfathers knee

On a rocking chair that was close to the sea,

Tell me the story of how this began,

This world we know, this age of man!

He looked at his grandpa with innocent eyes,

Grandpa chuckled,

And said

I'll tell you no lies


The Apocalypse is what I will tell

It's not what you expect

So listen up well!

Learn the lessons made by your kind,

As forward you travel

Through life, space and time...

I'll begin..


It started on a Tuesday afternoon if I recall,

I was playing with my friends,

In a game of baseball!

The sun was shining,

The sky was clear,

The birds were singing in my ear!

And then the judgement came...


Fire and brimstone? the boy chipped in,

What was it like?

Did the people riot?

No, said grandpa, a twinkle in his eye,

Nothing like that,

It was surprisingly quiet!


The silence came first,

Like none you've ever heard,

Heavily, it descended upon the earth.

HEAR NO EVIL said a voice

Not to missed,

And as if it was magic,

Sound ceased to exist!


Next came the darkness

As the sun turned true black,

SEE NO EVIL said the voice

THERE IS NO LOOKING BACK!


In the silence and darkness

That the world had become,

Time stood still for a while

And the Earth became a drum,

Beating a heartbeat so it was,

Loud, true and clear,

You couldn't ignore it,

It was all you could hear!


People all over the planet had stopped,

Fearing the worst,

To Earths heartbeat they rocked.

They rocked to and fro

And this rock turned to dance,

The planets population,

Animals, and plants


All moved as one

All over the Earth

The heartbeat got faster

No-one saw Death

Approach

And take just a few,

The ones with black in their hearts,

And minds that were cruel.


Those that were left

All dancing as one,

Asked of the voice,

What have we become?

The greed and hate that rules our lives,

How can we change,

Tell us no lies!


The heartbeat, it rumbled..

Turned into a roar,

Then suddenly

Silence

Overtook as before.

SPEAK NO EVIL said the voice

SPEAK IT NO MORE!


And then it was over,

Just like that

The End

And the new dawn of man

Was left to contend

With what was left

When the sun switched back on,

Which was nothing you see,

Everything was gone!


I'll end my tale there

The grandfather said,

Shifting the boy and nodding his head.

The rest's up to you,

To know right from wrong,

For the Earth, she get's mad

As we've known all along!

Another chance we've been given

But it's the last chance saloon,

If we get it wrong now,

We'll be dancing to a very different tune!



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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      A brilliant piece of writing! You have done yourself proud with this piece.

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      Jennifer Stone 4 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Thank you Billy, I worked hard on it! I'm new to writing poetry, but love it so much, (it kinda feels natural to me...) so I'm still developing my "style". I appreciate your feedback, thanks, Jen

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      Ann-Christin 4 years ago from UK

      I really enjoyed reading this it kept me gripped right up to the end.

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      Jose Velasquez 4 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

      I liked how you incorporated the three monkeys into this story. I've looked for lore about them, but I never really found any. Are they a sign of the end of the world?

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      Jennifer Stone 4 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Not that I know of PHILLYDREAMER, they sort of worked their own way into my poem, I started out with a completely different idea! lol Thanks for reading and commenting! Jen

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      Jennifer Stone 4 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Thank you Christin, I'm glad you enjoyed it! Jen

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Fantastic poem, brilliant, clever, and awesome! Many votes!

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      Jennifer Stone 4 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Thank you Josh, your feedback means alot to me! :-)

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      Susan Britton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      This poem is great stuff. Of course we have to see no evil,speak no evil, and hear no evil to overcome the end of the world. You go girl this poem is awesome. Voted up across the board!

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      Jennifer Stone 4 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Thank you suzzycue, for the votes and your kind words! :-)

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      Wow Jennifer of the most precious stone in the world - I've never met my poetic twin before - lol lol - until I met you and I just simply love your wit and charm and certainly I wish I had written these words - this is just a hubbravo all of the way - and that new piece you just commented on -Meatloaf not war - is actually dedicated to my ladyfriend Sannel so come back tomorrow and see the comment she left - and it's lake erie time ontario canada 7:49pm and sending you warm wishes and good energy

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      Jennifer Stone 4 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Oh epigramman, I am truly touched and flattered by your words... Thank you! Wow... poetic twin eh... from one as respected as you!... Sending big smiles and hugs from the riverbank in England (way past bedtime... lol)

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      Christy Birmingham 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This poem keeps me on my toes - very original!

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      Jennifer Stone 4 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Thank you ChristyWrites, I appreciate your feedback! Jen

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      Annie Fenn 4 years ago from Australia

      An amazing write, you are a natural poet Jennifer, a very relevant message so skillfully told, you hooked me in from start to finish and now I will climb down off that knee and take some time to reflect :)

      My votes and best wishes and sharing.

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      Mohan Kumar 4 years ago from UK

      amazing narrative- incredibly poetic word smithing- it had me riveted to the end! You have combined two of my loves- story telling and poetry in one very fine hub. What more you have given a all too unique post-acocalyptic vision and warning. a lesson to us all! Jennifer Stone, you've got it carved. ( sorry!)

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      Jennifer Stone 4 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Thank you Annie! I'm glad you enjoyed it! Jen :-)

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      Jennifer Stone 4 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Docmo, lol... thank you! I enjoyed writing it! :-) Jen

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      rmichaelf 4 years ago from North Central West Virginia, where the green grass grows...

      Ahh, my favorite "genre" is, like Docmo, poetry that tells a story of morality! You drew me in and by the third stanza I was totally absorbed... and even disappointed when it was over! Like when my late son was a child and at bedtime, when his story was ended, I wanted to cry, "No! More, com-on Dad, read me more!"

      I loved this poem!

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      Jennifer Stone 4 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Michael, thank you! This is, in fact, my favourite poem out of all the ones I've written, (poetry is a new genre of writing for me) so I'm really happy that you enjoyed it too! All the best, Jen

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      Jessee R 4 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      I wished the poem went on and on....

      A work of art...

      hat's off

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      Jennifer Stone 4 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Thank you rahul0324, I'm glad you enjoyed it! :-)

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      Oh god I loved this one - it's a true classic and I am back to revisit this hub once again and send you warm wishes and good energy from lake erie time ontario canada 7:38am with the beautiful sun rising over the lake - how has everything been with you lately? Still listening to great jazz and having a pint or two for me -lol - keep in touch please and have a nice happy and safe weekend

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      Jennifer Stone 4 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Hey there Epi, it's always so good to here from you! :-) All's good here on the riverbank, got the burner alight keeping me warm and drinking a bottle of Old Speckled Hen.... :-) No jazz at the mo, I live on solar power and there hasn't been alot of sun lately, so conserving my electricity for the laptop! Hows life treating you on the lake? Bet your sunrise is easily as beautiful as mine is over the river.... Wishing you also a happy and safe weekend, and warm wishes, good energy and a cyber-pint coming right at ya at 9:06pm.

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Love the monkeys there! Brilliant story telling in a poem! A masterpiece! Voting up and will share.

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      Jennifer Stone 4 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Thank you Cris Sp, I'm glad you liked it! All the best, Jen

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      Deepak Chaturvedi 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Drew the good picture of the judgement day.Good thoughts,well chosen words.Thanks.

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      Jennifer Stone 4 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Thank you Deepak, I'm glad you enjoyed it! All the best, Jen

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      Amy 4 years ago from Illinois

      First Hub I read that flowed beautifully :) Nice work I enjoyed it.

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      Jennifer Stone 4 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Thank you Pinklady1350, I'll confess, of all the poems I have written, this one remains my favourite! I'm glad you enjoyed it, all the best, Jen

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      Giuseppe 2 years ago

      Great Union Jack pillow! I'll have to keep chceking back at Jennifer's Closet! :) By the way, thank you so much for stopping by my blog, Jen! It really means a lot to me!

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