All We Have Become

All We Have Become

A Poem by Chris Shaw
"

( dark, yes dark)

"
we reside in threatening times 
where spores of hate mutate
to spread wide their evil eye

where song birds choke on smoke
black acrid menacing a mean trail
drifting into oblivion's winding path

rubble piles high in cities bombed
blasted to kingdom come children
half starved oozing weeping skin 

rancid breath the reaper sweeps in
for deaths deadliest destruction
those remaining bleeding in pain

the heart of humanity has gone
it settles down with a crying sun
as this global glum world unfurls

discharging its misery for all to see
in the media on tv plastered, our
disaster of all we have become

© 2021 Chris Shaw


My Review

Would you like to review this Poem?
Login | Register




Featured Review

I think it is easy to forget the light is there. I also think it is easy for humanity to forget that we are all in this together. It starts with self, but in these times, that starting with self must be damned dynamic to shake those sleeping awake to smell the roses, see the sun rise, feel it's shine and remember each moment is a miracle, each experience a blessing. Your words are strong, the times we live in reflect that.

Much much love X

Posted 1 Year Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

1 Year Ago

Thank you KWP. Your thoughts welcome and very much appreciated. All the best to you x



Reviews

I love the rhymes within this write Chris, we do seem indeed to be living through dark and unsettling times at the moment, humankind seems unable to hide its true nature for more than a few decades at a time, before once again unleashing it’s hatred upon others.
A moving piece Chris.

Lathe

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

2 Months Ago

An older poem Lathe given an airing. It seemed an appropriate time to do so. Many thank yous for sto.. read more
Yes, what a disaster all this is..And, we feel helpless to really make all this end.
Seems this is the way of the world as nothing really changes.
Seems so unfair..and is so sad.. One wants to shake the world and make it wake up!! To see the loveliness that is there under all the suffering..
Sad but lovely poem dear Chris,
Lisa

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

2 Months Ago

An old one Lisa written a year ago, given an airing with the recent conflict in Ukraine raging. Yes,.. read more
How many times does history have to repeat itself before we learn?? Your poem certainly touches on all the evils that exist in the world. If only this was just words and not reality. You conveyed your message in "All We Have Become."

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

2 Months Ago

An old poem Susan out for an airing. It seems even more appropriate with the recent conflict in Ukra.. read more
Sadly, this is what the world has become. Your poem captures and ponders the injustice of the world. I like to think there's more light than darkness, but doesn't seem that way. We just have to hold on and let our light shine.

Greatly penned.

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

2 Months Ago

Thank you Melinda. These words are dark ones from me, but that's the way the muse went on the day I .. read more
The free world needs to rise up and stand for something. Regardless of the consequences be at now or later one way or another we will see an end to this or we will see an end to us

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

2 Months Ago

For sure he has his sights on other countries bordering his Empire. I actually wrote this a year ago.. read more
Every time I think humanity might round the corner they disappoint. This will breed hate that will last generations. We are not going to make it. Mankind will never make it out of his childhood this planet is doomed and along with it all of us. Our self chose ignorance will be our undoing along with our greed

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

2 Months Ago

This current situation is so dangerous because it could escalate into something even more horrendous.. read more
A profound and powerful comment on today's terrible times, dear Chris. I relate to each line totally. Life brings enough trials for everyone but man is causing man such abject grief to add to that. We are already so disturbed by this war and yesterday, a 21 year old Indian student but 3 months old in Canada was shot dead for no obvious reason. This is our world now. Your poem is so spot on. We're a disaster.

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

2 Months Ago

Dear DIVYA, I wrote this poem a year ago but it seems even more applicable today than it did then. A.. read more
All is not lost Chris! I like...I want, to believe for every evil deed done ten good are done. Some media tries to see. If we search for good it can be found. But those nasty mutating spores sprouting poisonous mushroom...oh please, lets hope they don't become clouds!

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

2 Months Ago

There is always good if you look for it, athough the situation in Ukraine is a black cloud over us a.. read more
This poem has described how awful this world has become! War overseas, war could happen at anytime anywhere! This was written really well!

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

2 Months Ago

Thank you Kathy. The world is certainly a dangerous place at present. Have a peaceful Sunday.
.. read more
KATHY SUE SILLS

2 Months Ago

My pleasure!

Have a great Sunday too!
A great remembrance poem, Chris. I've often wondered if wars shouldn't be fought on chess boards or football games.

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

2 Months Ago

Thank you Falcon for your thoughts. Have a peaceful Sunday.

Chris

First Page first
Previous Page prev
1
Request Read Request
Add to Library My Library
Subscribe Subscribe


Stats

1012 Views
50 Reviews
Rating
Added on May 9, 2021
Last Updated on May 9, 2021

Author

Chris Shaw
Chris Shaw

Berkshire, United Kingdom



About
Albert, my paternal grandfather introduced me to Tennyson when I was nine. I have loved poetry ever since but did not attempt writing a single piece until I was 40. It's never too late to try somethin.. more..

Writing

Related Writing

People who liked this story also liked..