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Apocalypse Poetry: The Word of Peace

Updated on June 13, 2013

On a perfect day in June

Two doves flew away

The old man sitting on the park bench

Was reading his word of the day.


Along came a man

Carrying a book bright red,

Walking and reading

Scratching his head

He approached the old man

With sadness in his eyes.

“The old timer said

Ask me a question

And I’ll tell you no lies.”

“Old timer please

The world is at war

Do you have some helpful words

So I’ll worry no more?”

The old man smiled

And wrote down a word,

“If peace is what you desire ”

“Then let this word be heard”

“So if I speak this word,

The world will know peace?

Old timer are you mad?

Will your ramblings never cease?”

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 closed his red book

And exited fast

He crumpled up the written word

And threw it in the trash

“Old timer you are crazy,

A single word can’t stop war.

I am leaving now

I will listen to this madness no more”

“Young man this word

Will only work for you.

If you do not take heed

Your dream of peace

Will never come true”

“Old timer you word is rubbish,

It belongs in the trash,

Good day to you sir

Good day to you at last?”

“Young man you have been warned

This word will only work for you.

I tell you again if you don’t take heed

Peace will never come true”

“Yes. Yes. Old timer

I hear you just fine

I have to leave now

I have no more time."

The man with the red book

Ran as fast as he could.

The old man shook his head

Knowing he was misunderstood.

To be continued……….

Part 1

Part 3


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      Lisa Chronister 5 years ago from Florida

      I was only going to read the two for now, but I feel compelled to read on =)

      I voted up!

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      John Crowley 5 years ago from Sheffield

      Can't wait for part 3 Phillydreamer. It's good stuff.

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      Shelicia 5 years ago

      This was a really good story look forward to the next part.

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      MamaBambie 5 years ago from Dallas

      Okay. I'm looking forward to what you come up with.

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      Jose Velasquez 5 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

      I'll work on them tomorrow, but I'm glad you like the story so far.

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      MamaBambie 5 years ago from Dallas

      I love this. Please hurry up with part 3.