As It Is, As It Will Be

As It Is, As It Will Be

A Poem by Danny J.H.

a folk poem, which was influenced by the works of Bob Dylan, that gives insight on the current state of the life of mankind...enjoy


The people are dying

The cold air has come

The women are crying

The children are dumb


The sweepers aren’t sweeping

The pirates do say

The weepers aren’t weeping

The senator’s gay


The murderers kill

And the burglars grab

The farmers all till

As they stand dressed in drab


The poets all died

From the poison they drank

The people all cried

As their lifes savings


Those at the opera

All fell in love

All that they taught ya

Wasn’t enough


The movies were packed

But the screens were all blank

The crazies all cracked

And the butcher’s house stank


The kids found the cure

For cancer they said

but they're mother unsure 

 sent them to bed


The doctors came out

With faces so dark

They said lets go out

Take a walk in the park 


Death is a w***e

A pastor might say

As he walked out of the store

Forgetting to pay


Don’t stop to chatter

Or drink from the chalice

Said the Mad Hatter

While pointing at Alice


The moles in the ground

Burrowed too far

They couldn’t hear the sound

Of the drunks at the bar


The cult leaders frowned

As Manson was jailed

The king with their crown

Had finally failed


Don’t go off in the wild

Without a friend

Kill those who smiled

When you met your good end


The lyrics may be wrong

But the song remains the same

They sang it to Kong

When they sold him for fame


Don’t give up now

The road has just cleared

They all stop to bow

Just as we feared


All is one

And one is all

Go forth my son

And try not to fall


God has skipped town

And the devil is back

One means to drown

The other to hack


It is as it is

And as it will be

What’s mine is his

That’s all we see

© 2010 Danny J.H.

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very nice poem indeed. only one question though - is the fourth stanza complete? to me when I read it it feels like it is missing something. Very interesting poem. :)

Posted 12 Years Ago

Has great perspective and uses the right words to describe :D

Posted 12 Years Ago

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Added on January 9, 2010
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Danny J.H.
Danny J.H.

Dunwoody, GA

Hey! My name is danny, i'm 13 years old and i am a very avid poet. more..