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But What If.........

Tilting on its' axis it hangs there in space
spinning faster and faster each year it seems
and we take for granted this earthly place
will always be there for us as human beings.
But what if:
It should one day tilt too far
and slip from its' spot in the Universe
spinning toward some distant star
caused by cataclysmic / curse or worse

an asteroid on a deadly path
spinning toward some distant star
no weapons know to stop this terrible wrath
caused by cataclysmic pause/or worse.

Earth hangs precariously dangling there in space
as it has done for billions of years
but What If: just one of those things
it would serve as of of mankind's greatest fears.

Terra Firma 'neath our feet
taken for granted .....one should not
for one day it will disappear - tout suite!
we are racing against...a deadly clock.

About this poem

This poem came out of nowhere like many others of my poems. Have no idea where this one came from I refer to it as My Doomsday poem. It like so many of my poems are so varied and sometimes even surprise me.

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Written on June 18, 2000

Submitted by norma.suddard on August 23, 2021

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Quick analysis:

Scheme axabxcdCd xeCed afbf gxgx
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 1,017
Words 149
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 9, 5, 4, 4

Norma Suddard

Previously wrote tons of poems. This is only one of so many poems that I couldn't stop writing. I would just imagine in my mind about something or see a piece of broken shard and out came a poem. I have so many, many poems and stories in my books --several binders of poetry, stories and thoughts. I have over 2 large binders of poetry and more than 8 binders on stories I have written. I just see something or think about something and out comes a poem or story. I have also done Ancestry since 2004. My binders take up hugh shelves on both stories and poems. I am in about 10 books of poetry alone never mind the stories. I love to write. Most of my poems are rhymes but there are others that tell a story. Norma J. Suddard more…

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