Watching the Ripples Radiate.
Author: marshalg

Chapter 157
Civilization Lost
























Neanderthals did rule supreme

Without a written tongue,

Despite their massive strength and fortitude

They vanished, everyone.


Visualize the temple steps

Vaulting high towards the sky,

Amidst the Inca's mountain peaks

To watch them fade and quickly die.


The might of oceans had their way

In a sudden deluged sweep,

When Atlantis plunged beneath the waves

Those shaken Gods did weep.


The pyramids of old Egypt

Fascinated all of Rome,

Yet Nerfetitti's hieroglyphics

Turned her realm into hard stone.


Imagine how the Roman's felt

With the known world at their feet,

When collapse raised it's fearsome head

And forced them to retreat.


A thousand years the Nazis said

Their mighty Reich would last,

But greed and hate and cruelty

Dispatched it quickly to the past.


Kruschev used his footwear

To make western nations sweat,

But the fall of mighty Russia

Has reduced his nuclear threat.


The recent currency recession

Has rocked the worldwide banks,

Revealing terminal weaknesses

In the globes financial stance.


Civilizations come and go

They all have their day,

But excess in human nature

Determines fate will have her say.


For egocentric greed in mankind

Exacerbates collapse,

Then there's a mighty twist of malice

From a vengeful God.... Perhaps ?




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Mangere Bridge

2 August 2009



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