Treasure Island

Owain Glyn


The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse 3 Famine


I sit behind my brothers
I am Famine!
You have had your chances
Now you shall reap your rewards! !
I'll take this green and verdant land
And turn it all to sand.
I'll kill the fish within the seas
destroy your livestock, with disease.
I'll leave you only rats to eat
And then, when you think you're replete
I'll kill each rat, and yes, each mother,
Leaving you to eat each other!
Then, when only one is left
Humanity will be bereft.
But hear this now, and hear it well
I am the harbinger of hell! !
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Owain Glyn

Submitted: Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, April 17, 2013

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Part three of the series considering the Armageddon that humanity is visiting upon itself.

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  • Lynne Fincherspringarden (4/20/2013 6:31:00 AM)

    Great series Owain. A four alarm wake up call in poetry. Famine has always been with mankind and continues to be. But we can change this course. Geoff Lawton has been demonstrating how by re greening the desert in Jordon. Sepp Holzer has created lush food forests on the mountain sides of Austria. Sustainable food production practices are a real possibility if we have the collective will to do it. Corporate monopoly of food production and copy right to seeds of life will not solve problems of famine. Diversified sustainable practices designed to make people food self sufficient is the answer. Both Geoff and Sepp have videos on Youtube very much worth viewing. Sustainable is the key. Which means setting up a food environment that could perpetuate itself without mans continued intervention. (Report) Reply

  • Ace Of Black Hearts (4/19/2013 4:34:00 AM)

    Famine is of our own doing, brought on by our ignorance and greed.
    While too many suffer, others live as kings fat and plump.
    If this society is ever to succeed, we must turn about the gravest of deeds.
    Make the individuals large and small equal in all things.
    Judgment not of words but actions leads the course of happenings.
    Responsibility will continue to fall upon the children who live on both sides of the fence.
    The division can be either tiny or great.
    That is a choice we all have to make. (Report) Reply

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