Mankind's Desert

Mankind's Desert

A Poem by Frieda P

Stars started bouncing from the skies
light fractured the universe
sunshine toned down its hue
man in the moon hummed  a dark tune
grassy knolls turned to desert wastelands
the day mankind relinquished peace....


© 2013 Frieda P


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Let's hope this never happens. Very cool Frieda and a bit different for you, but I like it. This plays right along with Un-Versed Life. What happens in the future no one knows, but I can only hope it continues to bring your beautiful poetry to me. Life without music, poetry or now peace, as your wonderful poem states, I will not think of any of that.

Your are talent personified, your mind never stops, your beauty finds us in your words for your poetry is beyond amazing.

Posted 7 Years Ago


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Frieda P

7 Years Ago

As always you're way too kind my friend, wanted to try something different, a topic that weighs heav.. read more



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I can totally relate Frieda. As another cold war kid I have that inherent fear and my contingency worked out since the invasion of Afghanistan by the USSR. I remember discussing it with my teenage friends. Most said we'd move towards the places that were thought to be targets rather than live in the awful aftermath.
I hope this is not our fate.
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Posted 7 Years Ago


The day the world changed forever: the day we discovered that we are capable of destroying the world. It should be marked a day of mourning, introspection and reaching out to fellow man. Your words are stark pictures of the event, and they trigger the vortex of fear.

Posted 7 Years Ago


aint that the truth. I am a cold war kid and that fear has never left me.

Posted 7 Years Ago


Whoa, Nostradamus lives...well, maybe that's not the right analogy given the dour subject matter, but you certainly speak with incredible prophetic authority here...this is hands-down one of your better short pieces...the imagery is chilling, it's also brilliant...powerful stuff here Mrs.R :)

Posted 7 Years Ago


Different than what you normally write but well done and yes the pic fits quite well.

Posted 7 Years Ago


first of all that pic is goes well with the poem and secondly I loved reading this one.

Posted 7 Years Ago


Nuclear warheads that shimmer like the sun... how beautifully dark.

Posted 7 Years Ago


AND WE DO IT OVER AND OVER AGAIN. AS CHURCHILL SAID THOSE WHO REFUSE TO UNDERSTAND HISTORY ARE DOOMED TO REPEAT IT. IT IS A SAD STATE OF AFFAIRS AND UNMASKS US AS THE ANIMALS WE ARE NO MATTER HOW WE DRESS OURSELVES UP.

Posted 7 Years Ago


I just watched Olympus Has Fallen last night. Although the movie was definitely entertaining, there were many unbelievable parts. I sure hope we never get to the point of someone hitting the crazy button!
Well done, Frieda!

Posted 7 Years Ago


I love the darkness of this piece, Frieda.. but then there is no other way to tell of mushroom clouds and wastelands. Wonderful job with this one.

Posted 7 Years Ago



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Added on August 16, 2013
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Tags: mankind, war, demise, desert, peace

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Frieda P
Frieda P

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If you want to know me, read my poetry, it's all in there. I am a mother of three sons (my finest moments) a sister, a survivor and a little bit crazy. I lost my beloved sister to suicide, so you'll.. more..

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