Don’t Ignore the Prelude

06 Mar
it is evident to any with eyes
the ancients spoke the prophecies
unfolding from the pages for all to see

wars, talk of war - turmoil boiling
into the broken streets
clouds of smoke, pale riders of disease
galloping grimly through every land

we have seen the prelude cycling up
mounting like a roiling ocean wave
just before sweeping everything before it

the escape isn't found in physical
geography or flight from the cauldron
of helter-skelter cities as if
some Appalachian hideaway could 
put you off the grid of destruction

your only hope knocks at the gate, waiting
for you to respond - the latch is on 
the inside to

a deathless paradise


Posted by on March 6, 2022 in Poetry


3 responses to “Don’t Ignore the Prelude

  1. d.a.simpsonwriter

    March 6, 2022 at 10:56 am

    Absolutely superb

    • Brian Peter Hodgkinson

      March 6, 2022 at 12:04 pm

      Thank you, dasimpsonwriter, your compliment is encouraging.

      • d.a.simpsonwriter

        March 7, 2022 at 10:17 am

        You are most deservedly welcome


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