Dermot McGarthy


Final Day


Timeless like sleep.
Like laughter, and the sacrificial bleat,
Of those that wallow in defeat,
Unchanged, permanent, infinite and forever,
The eternal mistakes of humankind that never fail to sever,
The bond that unites right and wrong, white and black,
Stupid and clever.

Each generation identical to the previous,
Struggles of the good, the bad, and the devious,
Caught in the hands of petty history,
Ignoring the illusion of all earthly pursuits,
Until He has His say,
In anger and in love for all,
On the Final Day.

Submitted: Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, March 27, 2013

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'I believe in the Kingdom come, when all the colours bleed into one' (U2)

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  • Hazel Durham (3/30/2013 6:01:00 AM)

    Were all on an one way ticket to God's holy presence to hear his wise words and to discover the great mysteries of the afterlife!
    Beautifully written! (Report) Reply

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