They

THEY WERE HERE WHEN MAN FIRST LEARNED TO WALK UPRIGHT

BEFORE MAN COULD EVEN SPEAK HIS NAME

THEY WATCHED IMPASSIVELY ALL AROUND

AS MORE AND MORE KNOWLEDGE TO MAN CAME.

THEY WATCHED AS MAN LEARNED TO TILL AND HARVEST

AND TO BUILD SHELTERS FROM THE STORM

AND AS MAN DISCOVERED HOW THAT FIRE

COULD COOK HIS FOOD AND HELP TO KEEP HIM WARM.

THEY WATCHED BUT AS SILENT OBSERVERS

AS MIGHT AEONS WENT MARCHING SWIFTLY BY

THEY WATCHED MAN DISCOVER NEW, MORE LETHAL WAYS

TO DESTROY EACH OTHER AND TO DIE.

THEY WATCHED AS MAN MADE NEW DISCOVERIES

THEY WATCHED AS MAN BECAME TECHNOLOGICALLY WISE

THEY WATCHED AS MAN CREATED THE VERY FIRST SPACECRAFT

WITH THE GOAL IN MIND TO EXPLOIT THE SKIES.

THEY WATCHED MAN CREATE WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION

THAT WIPED OUT ENTIRE CITIES IN A SINGLE BREATH

THEY WATCHED MAN DEVELOP MORE WAYS TO DESTROY EACH OTHER

AS MAN BROUGHT TO HIMSELF MISERY, ANGUISH AND DEATH.

THEY WATCHED, HIDDEN THE DAY THE FIRST BUTTON WAS PUSHED

TO SEND NUCLEAR MISSILES TO SOME FOREIGN LAND

BY THE TIME THE SMOKE AND DEBRIS CLEARED FROM THE AIR

NOT A PLACE ON EARTH DID A SINGLE MAN STAND.

THEY CRAWLED INTO THE AIR WITH ANTENNAE WAVING

MOVING ‘MIDST THE RUBBLE, SURVEYING ALL

THEY’D BEEN THERE THE DAY MAN CAME INTO BEING

AND THEY HAD BEEN THERE THE DAY THAT MAN DID FALL.

MAN HAD ALWAYS CONSIDERED HIMSELF SUPERIOR

TO THINGS THAT LIVED IN BURROW, WEB, CAVE AND HIVE

BUT FOR ALL MAN’S CLAIMS OF GREAT INTELLIGENCE

WHEN THE END CAME ‘TWAS HE WHO DID NOT SURVIVE.

MAN REALLY SHOULD HAVE HEEDED THE WORDS OF WISDOM

PASSED DOWN THROUGH CENTURIES FOR THEY HAD WORTH

“THE MIGHTY SOONER OR LATER SHALL FALL

AND ‘TIS THE MEEK WHO’LL INHERIT THE EARTH!”

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About MARANTHA DREAMWEAVER JENELLE

WRITER'S USE WORDS TO PAINT PICTURES ON THE CANVASES OF THEIR READER'S MINDS. marantha d. jenelle/aka 'maradjen'

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