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Apocalypse Poetry: Feed The World

Updated on June 19, 2013

On a perfect day in June

Needing to be fed

The old man sitting on the park bench

Ate his crust of bread


Along came a man

In a black business suit,

With the air of an aristocrat

Wealth his only pursuit

He approached the old man

With greed in his eyes.

“The old timer said

Ask me a question

And I’ll tell you no lies.”

“Old timer please

My family is in need

Is there a way I can make sure?

That they never go hungry?”

The old man smiled

And pulled out some seeds,

“Plant these in fertile soil

And the world you can feed”

“So if I plant these seeds,

There will be enough food for all?

Old timer you are a genius!

The world should be at your beck and call.”

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 adjusted his black suit

And pulled a small case out his pocket

Placed the seeds safely in

And proceeded to lock it

“Old timer you've made my day,

Please keep these seeds discrete.

There’s a fortune to be made

My quest for wealth is complete”

“Young man these seeds

Were not meant to bring wealth.

They were meant to feed the world

So all could live in good health”

“Old timer you’re a fool,

Wealth is all that matters,

And wealth I shall have

As I climb the corporate ladder”

“Young man you have been warned

These seeds were not meant for wealth.

Please plant them in fertile soil

So all can live in good health?”

“Yes. Yes. Old timer

I hear you just fine

But I can’t afford to give food away

I need every nickel and dime.

The man in the black suit

Ran as fast as he could.

The old man shook his head

Knowing he was misunderstood.

To be continued……….

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      Romeos Quill 4 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      I like this fresh approach, PHILLYDREAMER.

      All the best,


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      Jose Velasquez 5 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

      This poem is huge. I'm thinking two more parts and it should be done, but the end is looking massive right now.

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      John Crowley 5 years ago from Sheffield

      Eagerly anticipating the next