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~ SURFING THE APOCALYPSE ~

~ SURFING THE APOCALYPSE ~

Alone in the dark, his thoughts melting
He stares at a glowing screen
That helps him farewell his friends
Friends he's never seen, met
He succumbs to a simple truth
As he clutches at his face
With contorted fingers
For, he understands the thunder in the distance...

He knows the Griffin's are coming
His heartbeat slows
And fires hot needles through his brain
The visions that he envisions
Are so powerfully etched in his mind
That he can feel the breath of death
Across the nape of his neck
So he changes the computer's screen
And dreads the darkness outside his door...

Crazy ministers and priests
Shuffle hopelessly house to house
Facing terror in the eyes of children
While he sits alone in the darkness
Hearing the horrors from outside
He types these words into his keyboard 
CANYOUSAVEMEJESUS.COM
For, he understands the thunder in the distance...

Pressure tearing at the flesh of his fear
He begins to bleed for his fellow man
He can feel the stampedes murmur
It paints rumors on his skin
And down upon the pavement
(Once a solid land)
Has become a muddy playground
Where earthquakes begin to eat the sinners...

The air chokes out life with a ruthless tongue
As days fall down dead on lonely streets
And simple drinks from polluted waters
Rip open the festering stomachs 
Of the crazy-eyed pregnant beasts
That roam down disaster-riddled runways
And still, at home, in his wilting darkness
He stares blankly, dryly, at the glow
From his computer's screen
He lifts his fingers
And types the word,
R-E-P-E-N-T.com
Then,
Blankly presses,
SEND....

Tony Taylor
* final edit

 

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Tony Taylor

Thank you Sir JOHN!!….'Tis greatly appreciated my friend!!…..hope all is well with you and yours!!…...hugs n Smiles!!…….T xo   :)

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Being Me

Such a dark read!  I could be wrong, but I feel that the person in the poem is suffering and is suicidal. He is reaching out to all he can. He even looks for Jesus on line. Perhaps he is shut away because of the awful virus and isolation is playing havoc with his mental health.  I find this incredibly powerful and sad at the same time. Excellent work, Tony. (Hope this is a creative write and not written from despair) x

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Tony Taylor

Hi & Thank You TINA!!….No, this is NOT written from despair....it IS indeed a creative write that I've been toying with for several years...….about the apocalypse and what would happen to a writer if he saw the end coming so plainly.....just outside his door......at least that was my basic  premise......obviously It needs some work but I think with some more effort it will find its way there (smiles) …...thanx so much for reading my friend.....I appreciate the feed back very much!!…….Hugs n Smiles!!…….T xo   : )

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Being Me

Ahhh.... Phew that is good to hear! The apocalypse... I will read again, my dear friend x

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Cherie Leigh

Hey T...It may be in the end times that our computers will be our last friend and last ditch effort to cry out to the world for help that does not come. This has a very ominous foreboding feeling...and implies such darkness in the world with hopelessness painted. Great picture you chose for it too....I can tell the changes you made in this. You are so good at choosing such original words to give vivid imagery.  Well done!  Love n Hugs, xo C ;) 

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Tony Taylor

Once again, You nailed it sweetheart....your computer becomes your last line of defense....your last friend (so to speak)…...thanx for always being so Gall-darn groovy!!…...Your comments always very MUCH APPRECIATED!!…...hugs n Kisses!!…smiles....T xo  : )

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Marion Price

Oh Tony...WOW!!! The atmosphere and utter desolation and lonliness in  this work....WOW!! Pinned ...hugs 💕

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Barry Childs

Hi Tony, It's interesting to note that it is written in this time of coronavirus. I appreciate that this is more to do with the turbulence of a world falling apart outside of his hands and home. It's quite frightening to think of someone sitting at a computer knowing that they probably will never see daylight again. Very dark and well written.  Barry x

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Tony Taylor

Thank you Kindly BARRY!!…...I am honored...for yours are the words of complete reverence and definite insight.....I aspire to be as cool as you one day kind sir!!……..by 'cool' I point to the streak in you that remains unscathed, untouched, unflappable, and extraordinarily cool!!…..I am your ever-friend and admirer...….T xo  : stay groovy brother!!……….    : )

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Barry Childs

Sorry, Tony, my vote never worked last time I read this. I've just voted again,
Barry x

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Pratibha Savani

Its intense and dark portrayed on screen. Amazing piece on the end is near. I just love the ending on a computer and send. Modern day apocalypse. 💜Px

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Tony Taylor

Thank you so much Miss Pratibha!!…...your comments are very much appreciated.,.....and I have gotten to a place where I find myself anticipating your uniqueness...….thank you for just being you......You ROCK girlfriend!!…..seriously...….I have grown into this place where I do SO 
look forward to your words...….stay original dear poet sister!...….:lots of love my friend!!…...Hugs n Smiles!!…….T xo  : )

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Pratibha Savani

Wow thank you so much Tony. So good to know my comments are making a punch then. I hadnt realised!! I will stay original as you kindly put it and keep reading your stuff and make my observations be known. 
BTW you're welcome 
💜 Px

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Tony Taylor

Thank you FLOCKE!!……..peace...….T xo  : )

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Tony Taylor

thank you Greg....I appreciate it Very much my friend....peace.....T so 🙂💕

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Matt Poe

Bad ass I love it I’m in the Christ .com mode myself like a feeling 
sorry been awhile can’t wait to get to some more writes I had to edit my last but I think it’s in the same realm of where your mindfully at 
 

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