The world keeps rocking
to the sound of the void,
a pirouette through time
that we simply can’t avoid.

But what have you done today?

Did the fool on his errand
pass you silently by?
Did you have much to say,
as his time, like the clock,
seemed to fly?

…and the world is careering
into unforeseen futures,
the wounds in it’s crust
now needing serious sutures.

But what have you done today?

Was the herring so red
and foolishly fleeting?
Did you cast out your line
to catch a hurting heart,
still sore and barely beating?

…and the world teasingly twirls
on it’s axis; eternal,
the fire at it’s heart
heating life’s long inferno.

But what have you done today?

Do the blinkers you wear
make it easy to deny?
Do the forests, the sea’s
and abundance of life
need to die?

…and the world keeps rolling,
yet from inside and out,
hear it desperately calling
to a future now in doubt.

But what have we done today?

Have we nothing left to offer
to the world that feeds our hearts?
The Mother offers her all
and in reply
we tear her apart!

…and the world starts to shudder,
wondering what we’ll do tomorrow…?

Written by Darren Scanlon, March 2014.
Revised on 13th March, 2016.
©2016 Darren Scanlon. All rights reserved.

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Darren Scanlon

Darren Scanlon was born in 1965 and still lives in the English Northwest.

His sarcastic, tongue-in-cheek humour and writing style has earned him 5 Star Ratings on Amazon for both his novels and his poetry. He has been writing poetry since the age of 16 and is published on many websites including 'High On Poems', where he has received great reviews:

"We at High On Poems are blessed to have found such a treasure as you amongst our midst. Your poetry is thought provoking and shakes one up. You obviously are a powerful wielder of words!"

His work to date includes:

"Hey Up, Matron!", a laugh-out-loud, roller-coaster ride through a day in the life of a NHS hospital ward from the point of view of the long-suffering patients.

Two books into the gritty crime/gangster thriller, the 'Danny Roberts Series' – "Broken Angel" & "Broken Wings".

"Positively Poetic Vol 1, 2, 3 & 4", four volumes of poetry exploring many and various moods and subjects.

"A Mouse’s Tale", an illustrated children’s novel, (based on one of his own poems).

"Alphabet Zoo", an illustrated children’s ABC book.

"The Book Of Loops And Laughter", an illustrated collection of funny poems for children and adults of all ages.

Future projects include:

"Way Back When", a comical look at childhood now and back in the 1970’s and how life has changed.

"Book 3 of the 'Danny Roberts' series.

For full details of all my work, please visit my website, http://darrenscanlon.wordpress.com

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