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Apocalypse Poetry: The End

Updated on June 13, 2013


On a perfect day in June

The day finally came to an end

The old man sitting on the park bench

Said bye to all his animal friends

.

The man in the white lab coat

Tried to replicate the cure

But what he failed to understand

Was the cure led to war.


The man with the red book

Did not use the word

The word could have stopped the war

But the word went unheard.


The man in the black business suit

Waited to plant the seeds

He decided he would make more money

If the world was truly in need.


The man of skin and bone

Who wanted to cheat death

Saw the man in the black business suit

And decided to commit theft


He bludgeoned the man in black

To within an inch of his life

And finished him off

With the cut of a knife.


He pocketed the man’s money

But tossed away the case with seeds

So the seeds would never be planted

Because of the man in blacks greed.


The war that could have been prevented

Destroyed the worlds food supply

With nothing left to eat

Many people began to die


The man in the white lab coat

Had so much guilt to bear

He took his own life

As he gave into the despair


The old man on the bench

Tried his best to stop them all

But because no one would listen

The world began to fall.


Part 4

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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      I don't generally read poems this long, but, I read it all and enjoyed it. In the vein of the old epics. Well done. Interesting. It looks like your challenge got a lot of responses, so, congrats on that as well!

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      Jose Velasquez 5 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

      Thanks Jennifer and Lisa. I've written a few narrative poems, but this is probably my first attempt at adding so much symbolism to the words. The story of the four horsemen of the Apocalypse was really inspiring.

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      Jennifer Stone 5 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Brilliant job PHILLYDREAMER, I was captivated from parts 1 to 5! Great story telling all the way through, a tough act to follow :-) Voted up and everything, Jen

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      Lisa Chronister 5 years ago from Florida

      Wow, this was an amazingly well thought out and beautiful poem/ story! I was hooked from beginning to end. Great Job!

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      John Crowley 5 years ago from Sheffield

      Absolutely, and it was this very fact which prompted my poem about death - all parts of this poem certainly contributed to my initial inspiration.

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      Jose Velasquez 5 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

      Thank you Jo, I think the potential for this topic is unlimited. I would like all the readers to feel that life is never guaranteed and they should try their best to enjoy every moment.

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      Jo_Goldsmith11 5 years ago

      wow! I have read all of your 4 parts of your poem! .

      I do understand! :) Your talent is amazing! I voted each one up and shared. You are a hard act to follow, friend. :) take care & Shalom

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      Jose Velasquez 5 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

      I tried to put in a lot of symbolism especially about the Four Horsemen of The Apocalypse.

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      kjforce 5 years ago from Florida

      AWESOME WRITE..such deep meaning, I had to read all 5 parts...very thought provoking...it would be very hard to " up " this one....

      you have a very creative side, and you're right when you said it was not your usual write...but damn ! It was good ! lesson learned....

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      John Crowley 5 years ago from Sheffield

      I just submitted one called 'Poem About Death' which was indirectly inspired by this whole doom and gloom competition. As you know I don't normally write serious poetry, but this was one of my few attempts - I'd love to know what you think (I won't post the link I don't want people to think I'm spamming!)

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      Jose Velasquez 5 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

      Thanks, it was a little tricky weaving all the poems together, but I think it came off nicely.

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      John Crowley 5 years ago from Sheffield

      Wonderful ending to a wonderful poem. Good work.

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