Imaging End of the World

Imagining End of the World


I saw the four horsemen of the apocalypse

Beckoning me to join them on their midnight ride

Death, pestilence, plague and war


They were ready to ride into the sunset

Spreading their hate with them


As they led the world to its foretold doom

The end days were approaching they told me

And their time was near


I begged them to hold off

To give us more time

To work things out


They laughed and said

Time waits for no one


We have a divine plan to work out

You have been warned before

And will be warned again and again


But soon it will be time

And we must do our duty


To bring an end to this benighted world

And fulfill our destiny

And yours


But for now

We will let you sleep


And let you prepare yourself

For the time is near


The end of the world is coming

It is later than you think


Soon soon the antichrist will come

Uniting the world


And leading the battles too come

Before the end of the world


And mankind ceases to exist

Just dust in the wind


Of a dead planet

In a forgotten corner of an uncaring universe

All part of God’s plan
Jake Aller
John (“Jake”) Cosmos Aller is a novelist, poet, and former Foreign Service officer having served 27 years with the U.S. State Department in ten countries - Antigua, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Korea, India, St Kitts, St Lucia, St Vincent, Spain, and Thailand. and traveled to 45 countries during his career.  Jake has been an aspiring novelist for several years and has completed three novels, (Giant Nazi Spiders, the Great Divorce, and Jurassic Cruise) and is pursuing publication.  He has been writing poetry all his life and has published his poetry in electronic poetry forums, including All Poetry, Moon Café, and Duane’s Poetree and literary magazines.   He is looking forward to transitioning to his third career – full-time novelist and poet after completing his second career as a Foreign Service officer, and his first career as an educator overseas for six years upon completion of his Peace Corps service in South Korea.

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