Prescience

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Somewhat dark but in my mind an accurate description of the sad state of affairs here on this planet we call Earth.

Prescience

Prescience

( PRESH-ee-unss )

Peering into the night sky one sees many things

The fire, smoke and soot that the future here brings

 Looking deeper and deeper into a pool of still waters

We see visions of mayhem and more needless slaughters

 Man's path on Earth is perilous, his future is bleak

He continues to stumble, mistake after mistake

 Man's reign here may soon come to an end

As the more he struggles upward the further he descends   

He seems incapable of seeing his path of destruction

The material side of life a constant seduction

Unable to learn from the past and ignoring the future

He leaves the wounds open, never applying the suture

 Mankind grows weaker and weaker with each passing day

Withering like flowers in an unattended bouquet

   So looking into the future we can see Earth's barren crust

And a world without man who has now crumbled to dust

 ©Copyright Charlie Gragg February 16, 2010

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danmartyjake1 commented on Prescience

02-26-2010

Truthful, poignant and sums up our fate, for sure! Great Write!

Hampton

02/26/2010

Thank you for reading and commenting.

MindNumbing commented on Prescience

02-26-2010

"The material side of life a constant seduction" ~ so true... very sad that this is as accurate as it is, Hampton. A great write, though!

Hampton

02/26/2010

Thank you for reading and commenting.

Azzrella commented on Prescience

02-20-2010

LOVE THIS ONE, IT'S ONE OF MY PEEVS. I HAVE SOME ALONG THE SAME LINES. CK OUT MY RANT "RAPE OF THE WORLD" AND ONE I WROTE WHEN I WAS IN 7TH GRADE, "WAR IS HELL"

Hampton

02/20/2010

Thank you very much. I will read yours in the days ahead.

dahlusion commented on Prescience

02-18-2010

This is telling it like it is with both barrels from the hip......thank you!

Hampton

02/18/2010

Thank you Dah. It is a sad testimony but one that must be repeated until heard.

Bettysrainbow48 commented on Prescience

02-17-2010

There is a lot of wisdom in this poem. Looking through your eyes reminds me of how things have changed over the years.Good write.Thumbs up.

Hampton

02/17/2010

Many thanks.

Poetry is not an expression of the party line. It's that time of night, lying in bed, thinking what you really think, making the private world public, that's what the poet does.

Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997) U.S. poet.

Hampton’s Poems (111)

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Title Comments
Searching 5
The Poetess 14
Nonsense 12
Solitude 18
Lame Limericks 14
Message to Papa 15
Young Jimmy O’Fallon 11
The Computer From Hell 18
Life Ain’t for Sissies 16
The Mind In Motion 13
The Game of Poetry 9
Silence 55
WordSlinger 19
Holiday Thoughts 12
Sweet Mary 18
From White to Grey to Black 19
The Reckoning 12
And All of That Jazz 16
Today 25
No Offense, Just My Opinion 16
Lucky 10
You’re Only as Old as You Feel 13
Saturday Night 13
Political Change? 14
The Female Gender 17
I’m In Charge Here, Aren’t I? ( With Epilogue) 10
I’m In Charge Here, Aren’t I? 7
Remembering 11
This Web We Weave 13
The End 16
The Day the Clouds Cried 16
The Path of Life 12
My Mother Ruth 12
Forever–ast
er
11
Humanities Challenge 14
A Cowboy's Perspective 12
July in Buda Texas 14
The OP Poets Parade 20
The Chatelaine 12
Shot Through the Heart 17
Poetry and Fine Wine 18
The Man What Am 10
The Final Beat of My Heart 16
The Rainbow of Poets 19
A Cowboy's Lament 13
Of This World I am Not 17
The Wee People 19
An Evening at an Irish Pub 15
The Scent of Love 14
Fresh News from Buda Texas 16
Memories of Times Past 13
The Dance of the Poets 20
The Confession 14
Road to Obscurity 18
Barbara 14
Shadows 15
Prescience 17
Words That Bind 54
Wondering 26
New Year News from Buda Texas 13
We Are All Witnesses 16
Christmas 25
A Cowboy’s Prayer 29
The 9 ers 24
Love Defined 27
Tis a Time to Give Thanks 21
More News From Buda Texas 26
Choices 26
News from Buda, Texas 21
In Search of God 21
Writers of Poems (WOPs) 26
Out of the Darkness 15
Visions from Within the Mist 18
Baseball 12
The Night Stalker 16
The Man I Presume to be Buck 16
The Sounds of Time 17
The Little Man in the Green Hat 18
Blah Blah Blah 14
One Two Three 13
Carpe Viam 11
Love in the Afternoon 13
The Moth 14
Lost & Dungeons of the Mind 11
The Creative Process 19
The Truth and the Tribe 19
The Long Wait. 19
Feathers 26
The Arrow 14
Take Two Cialis and Call Me in the Morning 26
Ghostly Images 16
Friends 11
Angels Without Wings 20
IN MY OWN WORDS 13
The Rider 16
Pride and Shame 18
The Winning Poet is.... 21
Memories 13
Politicians 67
Your Mailbox Is Empty 18
God's Visit 17
Poets and Poems 20
Love Thy Neighbor 13
Renewal 8
The Roar of Silence 17
Blessed Are These Days 4
Time and Space 5
Life's Journey 8
Gift To The Fallen 16
Hunger 21
The Antique Shop 30