We, The Harbingers

Behold the menagerie of decadent corrosion
we refer to as our society. We, the harbingers
of death, facilitate an awful end to the world
we were once destined to wholly care for.
What will our ancestors say over our
mass graves after we leave to them a swamp
of noxious fumes which poisons the skin
and stings once inhaled? Shall we be admired
as salvation’s heroes, whose presence
illuminated the path taken to our inevitable
future? Or will we be exercised from every
record as though we were never here at all,
forgotten to time, much unlike other great
civilisations which continue to remain
remembered to this day? With every drop
of polluted waste; every expenditure
of nuclear radiation; every brass bullet fired,
we are changing the eventuality of our time
upon this Earth, and perhaps someone should
stop and ask if such actions are in anyway
responsible for the orchestration of a better
world. For when was there a healthier time
to ask a question of such necessary prudence
if not the present, because tomorrow, our lateness
in promptly securing a safer environment
may well be punished with a flood
of dire ramifications.


About totalovrdose

I am an online journalist, video game reviewer, mental health advocate and post graduate university student. I am a massive video gaming geek; a lover of intellectual conversations; an award winning procrastinator; a devilishly charming nuisance and the definition of 'fun' (sometimes). My blog is filled with many a soporific love poem, and is simply the beginning in my quest to become a published author. Please stop by and say 'Hi!' (that rhymes!) :D

Posted on March 12, 2014, in Poetry and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. That is beautiful and dark. The world is a messed up place, and I agree that at the moment it looks bleak… but I’m hoping with the next generations that awareness to these problems will be closely examined and change will occur. It only takes one leaf to start a ripple in a pond, just like it takes one person to start making a change. Still, beautifully written.

    I hope you won’t mind me reblogging this post. I think more people need to read this. 🙂

    • I won’t mind at all! Appreciate it!
      Thank you for taking the time to read and comment. I’m hoping awareness will be exponentially increased as well. ‘Only takes one leaf to start a ripple in a pond’ – very interesting and truthful ideology.

  2. Reblogged this on Climate Champions and commented:
    Hello Earth Goers,
    So today I happened across this beautiful poem while exploring the wider reaches of WordPress. It is dark but inspiring. Enjoy.

  1. Pingback: There’s more stuff! | Climate Champions

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