John F. McCullagh

Veteran Poet - 1,065 Points (09/28/1954 / Flushing)

The Ten Thousand


The Crust of the Earth Ruptured in a caldera.
The Sun blotted out by the ash and ejecta.
Dark lay the land in that perilous time.
way back before history had written a line.

The carnage terrific, there were deaths beyond count
When Starvation set in we saw casualties mount.
We came so close then to the end of our race.
There were ten thousand humans left on Earth's face.

These ten thousand survivors, the sad Remanent left
were fruitful and multiplied, at least that's a good guess.
At last count we numbered seven Billions or more.
We have plundered the land and polluted the shore.

I wonder when Yellowstone will rumble again.
It will blot out the stars and will threaten World's end.
But if some should survive and start over again
for the sake of Our Father please this time stay friends.

Submitted: Saturday, August 09, 2014

Topic of this poem: humanity


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640,000 year ago the Yellowstone Caldera, a super volcano, nearly ended the human race. Geneticists say that there were perhaps 10,000 survivors.
It is this small genetic pool from which we spring that makes us all so many cousins. Sadly many in the family fail to get along with each other.

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