Wednesday, April 10, 2013


(Besides participating in the 2013 Blogging A to Z April Challenge (see post below), I'm also participating in National Poetry Writing Month. In NaPoWriMo, I'm write a poem a day for the whole month. Here is the poem for the 10th day.)


With blood and ancient spells,
we called forth Great Cthulhu,
Dread One and Old God,
to sweep away this world.

This cowardly new world
had no place in it for us.
Better to cast everything
down into the dust.

We have poisoned the earth,
dimmed the skies, and slain
the beasts. Our cities burn.
Rivers choke with filth.

Scientists craft killing germs.
Bombs tear apart atoms.
Millions of children starve --
We do not deserve life.

So we called the Old God forth.
It turned its mighty head
toward us, then faded away
with a terrible cruel laugh.

It only spoke once, its voice
driving some mad. We understood then --
What horrors could it do to the earth
that we had not already done?

(Copyright 2013 by Stephen B. Bagley. All rights reserved. No copying without prior permission. Thank you for reading.)

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