The Pessimist’s Lament

A poem about how destructive the human race can be to itself and the environment.

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I want the world to die
Remove the human stain
Justify my rage
Put an end to all the pain
We kill one another, corrupt the young
Tear down brother, just because they are different
Violence and depravity seem to be
The visual to our sad-sung song
We take apart each other
Claim our war is never won
We think we are safe within our structures
But I’m waiting for the day
Society shall crumble
And we shall all pay
Nature shall return
Everything will change
Turn from grey to green
And the world will be more beautiful than we have ever seen

Ricky Gillies is primarily a poet and occasional short story writer with a fondness for melancholy and alliteration.

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