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Apocalypse Poems: The Cure

Updated on June 12, 2013

On a perfect day in June

The flowers were at bloom

And old man sat on a park bench

To watch the world meet its doom.

Along came a man

In a white lab coat,

Coughing and hacking

Something caught in his throat.

He approached the old man

With concern in his eyes.

“The old timer said

Ask me a question

And I’ll tell you no lies.”

“Old timer please

I don’t have long to live

Disease has ravaged my body

Is there a cure you can give?”

The old man smiled

And pulled a vial out his pocket

“Whatever disease you have”

“This cure will stop it”

“Whatever my disease,

This vial will cure?

Will this really work old timer?

Are you sure?”

The old timer replied

With sincerity in his eyes,

“I said if you ask me a question,

I will tell you no lies.”

The man in the lab coat

Jumped for joy

Suddenly he was running around

Like a young little boy.

“Old timer you are the best,

You have given me fortune and fame

When I give this cure to the world

Everyone will know my name”

“Young man this cure

Was only meant for you.

If you introduce it to the world

Chaos will ensue”

“Old timer have faith,

You have given a blessing to all,

How can I use this vial on myself

When I know others will fall?”

“Young man you have been warned

This cure is only meant for you.

I tell you again if you give it to the world

Chaos will ensue”

“Yes. Yes. Old timer

I hear you just fine

You have given this vial to me

And now the cure is mine.

The man in the lab coat

Ran as fast as he could.

The old man shook his head

Knowing he was misunderstood.

To be continued……….

Part 2


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      Daniel James Hinton 4 years ago from Orlando, Florida

      Ahhh that was a refreshing read compared to most I've experienced thus far on the hubs. Keep going my man! Story is what story does.

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      hmmmm...quite an imagination, Philly!

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      Lisa Williams 5 years ago

      This is very interesting , I voted up!

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      Jose Velasquez 5 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

      Thank you, I just fixed it.

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      MamaBambie 5 years ago from Dallas

      7 down you put "know" instead of no. Really good though.