Writing 201: Future

The final poetry prompt for Writing 201 involves writing a sonnet about the future.  Talk about saving the best for last!  And of course by best, I mean hardest:

And yet, somehow, I managed to finish this world-class challenge of a poem.  Don’t ask me how, because I’m honestly not sure.  All I do know is that it took me a good thirty-six hours to finish the beast, and I’m not sure how I feel about it yet.  I tried to tie the Middle East, American politics, and Star Trek (rest in peace, Mr. Spock) all together in fourteen lines.  I don’t think I succeeded.

Still, here it is.  Let me know what you think in the comments, and have a great Saturday! 🙂

Future Peace

Long ago in David’s shining city,
A peace as deep as rivers reigned.
Today there’s no such peace; what a pity
To see the sand so deeply stained.

Long ago in our own bright capital,
Friendship ruled all night and all day.
But now that city’s full of cannibals
And those who can’t escape the fray.

I, for one, dream of a better world, where
All are free, where no one’s oppressed,
A world where all is right and just and fair,
Where peace exists without duress.

What was before can be again,
When love works in the hearts and minds of men.

(c) 2015.  All rights reserved.

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