PENULTIMATIA

PENULTIMATIA

*

Though it was not yet time

to render down the Dead to make

Soylent Green & soap,

nonetheless, even the Pacifists went looking

for Lampposts, Rough Justice & Rope

when the Government announced

that from then on Children

were to be considered the Country’s

“Greatest National Resource”,

for we all knew that it was just a prelude

to greater exploitation,

and that their Future

was totally Fracked.

The Optimists fell silent then

One by one,

Like Birds when a cloud

has covered the Sun,

or Frogs when a log

falls into the pond.

In the End

even the Meek

became disgruntled

when the Will was finally read at last

and they discovered

that all they stood to inherit

was dirt

& dust,

where once was earth.

*

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***

The Reverend Hellfire is a practised Performance Poet,

Secretary of the Kurilpa Institute of Creativity Inc.,

and an Ordained Minister of the Church of Spiritual Humanism.

Gotta problem with that?

***

~ by reverendhellfire on February 3, 2020.

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