when the wheels come off…

 

i cannot sleep
i hear
the night drums
pounding
within
my head
waking me
a
cold sweat
envelopes my body
in a shroud
of
fear
a civil war
is
coming
history
is about
to
be
repeated
once again
brother
against
brother
blood soaked
passions
will fill the gutters
of
hate and intolerance
a nation
poised
to
self-destruct
fulfilling
ancient prophecies
but
the dead
will not rise
nor
will the meek
inherit
the ravaged earth
they shall be
as
all shall be
the roadkill
of
man’s accelerated
greed

 

4 thoughts on “when the wheels come off…

  1. Exactly so.
    —————————-
    Charlie, would you kindly write to me at this email address, because I would like to post your poem and photo, with your permission, of course. I’ll need the photo and if you can upload the sound to SoundCloud, that would be good too. It’s very powerful when heard read by you.

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