The Great Grey Nothing

The Great Grey Nothing

A Poem by Robert Wilson

A short, poetic social critique

Grey patches of nihilism are sprouting in the garden of life
Endless children born into a troposphere of torture
Religion carved into their flesh at the dawn of infancy
Adolescence molded into obedient rebellion
Willing to change with the vanity of bribery
Officious consciousness cracks the earth like the fist of an angry god
The human race is almost over and we're dead last

© 2008 Robert Wilson

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That was so intense! It was brilliant and you conveyed so much in such a short space.
Nice work

Posted 11 Years Ago

Great read! dark and brillant....thank for sharing


Posted 11 Years Ago

'Religion carved into their flesh at the dawn of infancy...'

'Officious consciousness cracks the earth like the fist of an angry god...'

It's almost a shame the poem is not too long and yet so much has been said in the summation of those seven lines about the world there's enough to sit down for a while and think about.

I like those two lines; the picture frames you hung up those concepts in, flawless.

Thanks for sharing this with me. Great, great, food for thought, work.

Posted 12 Years Ago

I love your short and pounding works. The impact of the words so loud they are deafening. I still haven't read anything from you i don't like

Posted 12 Years Ago

captivating description my friend!

definintely dark, but it is truth as percieved.. and articulated carefully.

Well done *snap snap*
short to the point, and a great socially aware piece

much love n respect


Posted 12 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Dark but not too dark. no room for hope though. who's going to change this scenario? time for someone to listen. I'm affected with a million places to begin. social comment well done. will the last be first?
or is it an earth with a few stragglers hangin out. anarchy, should homocide be legalized? I hear Doom Metal
from a grundgy bar. thanks Robert

Posted 12 Years Ago

Interesting take on the world situation and some of its challenges. But I think the human race is a determined and resourceful survivor...time will tell.

Posted 12 Years Ago

interesting and powerful! a great piece that is short but speaks volumes about society!!!

Posted 12 Years Ago

Ahhh, this is quite powerful! And so very true. I loved the colorful words you used, and the brevity of this poem is right on. Nice job Robert!

Posted 12 Years Ago

Interesting and well written piece. Strong images accompany this piece, in the minds eye.
I love this write and the whole 'theology' behind it.



Posted 12 Years Ago

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Added on July 22, 2008


Robert Wilson
Robert Wilson

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