“Those that survive”

To tell the sorry tale

How they arrive

At human race’s fail:

Taking this earth

So full of what is fair,

Adding no worth

But raping what is there,

Surely will find

In humans was the seed – 

Each selfish mind

 Obsessed with its own need –

Breeding to fill

 Each individual lust,

 Lacking the will

 To limit where they must,

Those that survive

 To count up all the cost

 Won’t stay alive –

 They, too, will be lost.

About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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31 Responses to SURVIVAL?

  1. optie says:

    Some dark thoughts there Col but worthy of being expressed. Took me a while to grasp as it is so different from your usual style.


  2. Marco says:

    And along comes a space ship full of greys and the zap what’s left of the surviving survivors…when we’re gone they settle in and make what was earth another theme park. Oooh, a new roller coaster! and the shades of men-gone-by can operate the park, I think…
    ps. loved the poem 🙂


    • colonialist says:

      It is a humour park, showing humans as they were, but as the greys have a low humour tolerance hordes of them die due to laughter overdose.


      • Marco says:

        So when the Grays keel over what’s left of mankind in their scifi cages escape, repopulate the world and we can try again? This time, if people are really stupid, they are encouraged to run with REALLY sharp scissors? Oh and humour park becomes sort of weird shrine every one has to pilgrimage to once a year or so. You get the rights on the novel, THE HUMOROUS PARK TALES or some such thing.


  3. Well, thats it for all of us then! Oh well, till then, I’ll just keep reading your blog


  4. Zirkie says:

    Sad and scary, but true!


  5. 68ghia says:

    profound words Col.
    I’ve ever said humans are G-d’s biggest mistake.


  6. adinparadise says:

    This is really depressing, Col. I can hardly wait to get away from the SA news.


  7. Well said, Col. Scary, though, because it’s so true.


  8. nrhatch says:

    I wonder if they even stop to think about the impact of their excessive greed?


  9. Sad poem Col.


  10. Lisaman says:

    Now that is profound Mr colonialist!! Good poem!!!


  11. SidevieW says:

    That is very sad.

    I think you need to go out in the garden and play with the granddaughters till you feel better


  12. newsferret says:

    Survival of the fittest?


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