Then Will Be the Time

Then Will Be the Time

A Chapter by Debbie Barry

Written in 8th grade, a poem about life after the Final Judgement.


Then Will Be the Time


When we, the children, have grown old,
When the earth is older still,
When all things to al end do come,
Then will be the time.

When we are dead a thousand years,
When even our world is dead,
When children cannot run and play,
Then will be the time.

When the children do not shout,
When people see only death,
When schools and churches and homes are gone,
Then will be the time.

When all things fine are crushed and gone,
When love is obsolete,
When flowers cannot bloom again,
Then will be the time.

Then the heroes of ages past,
The gods and mortal men,
When they come the earth will sing,
And then will be the time.

The time for love and song and dance,
The time for all things fine,
The time for words and thoughts of joy,
Then will be the time.

© 2017 Debbie Barry

Author's Note

Debbie Barry
I wrote this when I was 13. Initial reactions appreciated.

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Added on November 7, 2017
Last Updated on November 7, 2017
Tags: poem, poetry, future, peace, prophecy, last day, last judgement

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Debbie Barry
Debbie Barry

Clarkston, MI

I live with my husband in southeastern Michigan with our two cats, Mister and Goblin. We enjoy exploring history through French and Indian War re-enactment and through medieval re-enactment in the So.. more..