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Auguries Of Doom

written by: Mark Kodama

 

Scientists, speaking in tongues,
Chanted auguries of doom.
Holy men, through divine revelation,
Predicted the end would come soon
Common men, in self indulgent contemplation,
Watched television sets in bedrooms.
As mankind sped ever faster
Toward apocalyptic tombs
Darkling thrush, our avian friend,
Sing a song of hope for foolish men.

 

NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR:

Science is the two-faced god Janus.  It offers hope for the future and the seeds of our own destruction.

Mark Kodama

Mark Kodama

Mark Kodama is a trial attorney and former newspaper reporter who lives in Washington, D.C. He is working on Las Vegas Tales, a work of philosophy, told through poems and stories. His 100 short stories, poems and essays have been published in anthologies, literary magazines and journals.
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