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NOVEMBER 2015 ~”POEM-A-DAY”~ DAY TWELVE ~ “AFTER (BLANK)” POEM

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Image © Copyright John and Margaret

For today’s prompt, take the phrase “After (blank),” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your poem. Possible titles might include: “After the Music Stops,” “After Hours,” or “After I Finish Writing a Poem, I Write Another One.”

AFTER SHOCK 

by John Yeo

After the impact came the destruction.
The day civilisation was reduced to dust
By an unstoppable chain of events
When the shock became an aftershock.

After the event the ripples spread slowly
Everyone knew there was no going back.
The whole culture was shocked and strained
The impact was huge as the asteroid came in

After the event, time ticked by slowly
There would never be a way to get back
To the way it was before life was strained
The shock was felt as blind fear set in.

After the event the ashes spread slowly
Black ashes turning the sun-rays back,
Creating a climate where survival was strained
A cruel ice-age began as darkness set in.

After the aftershock realisation came slowly
Wholesale death and destruction was back
Starvation and disease kept survival strained
When the darkness settled and night came in.

After the impact came the destruction.
The day civilisation was reduced to dust
By an unstoppable chain of events
When the shock became an aftershock.

Copyright © Written by John Yeo ~ All rights reserved.

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Image © Copyright John and Margaret

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AFTER SHOCK 

by John Yeo

After the event the ripples spread slowly
Everyone knew there was no going back.
The whole culture was shocked and strained
The impact was huge as the asteroid came in.

After the impact came the destruction.
The day civilisation was reduced to dust
By an unstoppable chain of events
When the shock became an aftershock.

Copyright © Written by John Yeo ~ All rights reserved.

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