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April 2031

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Starith
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Leesburg, FL USA


0 posted 09-28-1999 01:56 PM       View Profile for Starith   Email Starith   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Starith

"April 2031"
Written by: Jani Lane (Warrant)

They say the sky used to be blue
I don't quite believe it
It's probably always been the color that it is
And there were cotton candy coulds
And birds to fly through it
Just stories we all love to tell our kids

So I'll close my electronic door
And keep the cold outside
And hug my aluminium pillow oh so tight
And pray the radiation doesn't make me sick tonight

They say there used to be a wind
That wasn't caused by fans
I wonder how it would have felt in my hair

And the nuclear ring
Around the moon was caused by man
If it was, then it's much to late to care

So I'll put my safety goggles on
And gaze out at the sun
As the artificial atmosphere machines
Give off a constant hum
In a world that's cold and peaceful April 2031

No more sky and no more trees
April 2031
No more oxygen to breathe
April 2031
No more hate no more war
April 2031
Nothing left worth fighting for
April 2031

As far back as Vietnam
We should have learned our lesson
But we closed our eyes
And sent our sons away

And they told us we were winning
As they sold more ammunition
Some were angry most just looked the other way

And the night's illuminated
By the endless glowing sand
That swallowed all the oceans
And choked off all the land
In a world beyond resuscitation
Even by God's hand

No more mountains no more sea
April 2031
No more you and no more me
April 2031
No more music no more songs
April 2031
No God left to blame it on
April 2031

No more childern playing
April 2031
No more need for praying
April 2031


I felt that I should post this so that all might read it...it caught me the first time I ever heard it...it has a very erie truth about it. I hope we all take heed to it's warnings. I also hope you all enjoy it.

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We are only truly apperciated after we are no more!

© Copyright 1999 Starith - All Rights Reserved
Systematic Decay
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since 09-15-99
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That place with padded walls a


1 posted 09-28-1999 05:21 PM       View Profile for Systematic Decay   Email Systematic Decay   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Systematic Decay

Wow, this poem is amazing. I'm not often in the fantasy forum, but this caught my eye. Iespecially liked the line: No God left to blame it on.


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"Despite all my rage, I am still just a rat in a cage."
-Billy Corgan-
Starith
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since 08-18-99
Posts 181
Leesburg, FL USA


2 posted 09-28-1999 06:20 PM       View Profile for Starith   Email Starith   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Starith

I know exactly what you mean...I have often listened to songs that said something to me...but this one really caught my attention. It's scary to think that something like this is possible...but it is. I felt I should share this with all of you aout there.

Glad you enjoyed it!

Star

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We are only truly apperciated after we are no more!

RainbowGirl
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3 posted 10-03-1999 04:55 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Just reading this makes me shiver..

HUGS



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You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.

Isis
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since 09-06-99
Posts 6390
Sunny Queensland


4 posted 10-03-1999 06:27 PM       View Profile for Isis   Email Isis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Isis's Home Page   View IP for Isis

Thanks for posting it!! But if the world ended up that way in my lifetime I won't be here to see it!! Nuclear war is so terrifying in it's finality. I've hated it ever since first seeing 'The Day After' at 16!!
This is one for my files..

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What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny, compared to what lies within us.
~Isis~
(Daughter of Mystery)

hoot_owl_rn
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since 07-05-99
Posts 11105
Glen Hope, PA USA


5 posted 10-03-1999 07:29 PM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

This makes you think

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Man can not discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.
Starith
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Posts 181
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6 posted 10-04-1999 08:17 PM       View Profile for Starith   Email Starith   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Starith

Thank you all for your coments. I had the urge to share this with others. As Hoot said this does indeed make you think. I like the message that this gives.

Star

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We are only truly apperciated after we are no more!

Isis
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Posts 6390
Sunny Queensland


7 posted 08-04-2000 07:07 PM       View Profile for Isis   Email Isis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Isis's Home Page   View IP for Isis

Months later I'm gonna share this with the folk in Dark Forum #2.  Thanks again for sharing this..

I'll tell you this...... No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn.....
~Isis~
(Goddess - Sovereign of the Spirit)


 
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