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In Many Years From Now

by Flashy 

Posted: 23 April 2005
Word Count: 136
Summary: I hope not.

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In many years from now we will…

In spaceships orbit our sun.

Live our lives beneath the sea.

Move effortlessly from location to location at the gentle sway of a hand.

Not be threatened by any disease.

Speak only in one tongue.

Look at pictures of long forgotten creatures.

Pray to no one.

Exist rather than actually live.

Have but one colour of skin.

Dream strange dreams about mountains, the wind and the trees…

And then one day, a shell of what was once a man will look up through milky eyes...and he will see the very faintest trace of what we know today as a smile in a woman’s eyes, he will remain looking at her intently as she walks away, and he will wonder why.

In many years from now…

This Utopia will come.

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paul53 [for I am he] at 09:16 on 23 April 2005  Report this post

To be honest, I was expecting a "shopping list" poem, but you have cleverly turned it into something else, something quite fine and poignant.


Flashy at 11:59 on 23 April 2005  Report this post
Hi Paul

Thanks again for commenting.


joanie at 19:36 on 23 April 2005  Report this post
Flashy, this reminds me of lots of songs from the past, like 'Whose garden was this?' by Tom Paxton. I keep saying, "The world's going mad!" these days. Where will it all end? Perhaps exactly where you have described.

I like the form of this, especially how it develops into prose at the end.

Good one.


Flashy at 20:10 on 23 April 2005  Report this post
Thank you Joanie.

I will seek out the tom Paxton song,you've intrigued me.


Ticonderoga at 15:34 on 25 April 2005  Report this post
Apart from not praying to anyone, which strikes me as hugely desirable, unless you simply enjoy talking to yourself ;), this is a litany of don't-let-it-happen of which Ray Bradbury would be proud. Keep scribbling.



Flashy at 18:02 on 25 April 2005  Report this post
Thank you Mike.


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