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More thoughts on nuclear war

June 23rd, 2012 at Sat, 23rd, 2012 at 3:12 pm by Ed Corrigan

The End

The atomic storm descended
From the heavens offended
Then took our breath away.
It stole the leaves
From the trees.
It tore the trees
From their roots.
The storm sucked the roots
From the soil
And left the land
Deserted, bone dry, charred.
The fire filched the fish
From the river
And severed the river
From the sea.
The sea remains
As do I
To chew the sinew,
To siphon the marrow
From our bones
To be tossed upon
The pyretic heap
Warming us this night,
Pray,
‘Til the morning keep.

This is the end my friend.
Dear Lord, deliver us from evil,
Amen.

Copyright © ed Corrigan 2011
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I am Ed Corrigan and live in Maple Valley with my wife, Nona. We have two terrific sons - Joe and Tim - and three beautiful daughters - Kate, Sally and Sarah - and one cat named Omega. I've been writing poetry, on and off, since 16 years of age. Early poetic influences were Shakespeare and e. e. cummins. A more recent influence is Walt Whitman whose "Leaves of Grass" is the most amazing thing that I've ever read. Music has been very important in my writing and in life. I am not a musician but early on the singer/song writers Paul Simon, Smokey Robinson and Bob Dylan had a big impact on my poems. More recently, I've been affected by Miles Davis, Green Day, Alanis Morissette, Linkin Park and others. I love to write and its something that I need to do. A poet once said that a poem is not complete until its read or heard by another. Thank you for visiting my blog.

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