Yesterday’s post was how I see the world today. Beset by war, famine, pestilence and death! The four horsemen of the Apocalypse. Yes Armageddon as I see it. Well today I read Jenni post at Unload and Unwind entitled “Lets talk about war.” I do recommend you all check out Jenni’s Blog. Her post and my yesterday’s post reminded me of a post I published in Oct 2011. I looked it up and revamped it a little and put it here for you to read!
IS IT REALLY TOO LATE?
Time was late, the day was cold the doors of the coffee shop suddenly flew apart
The scene from the street was enough to stop your heart.
the four horse men
Slowly and silently four horsemen approached along the street.
We had no knowledge but centuries since, this was the place they had assigned to meet.
As this strange apparition it’s progress did make,
It left fights and hunger and deathly illness in it’s wake.
Where once was the normal order of life
Was suddenly killing and gorging, sickness, death and strife.
Stopping their horses and dismounting as one
They found a spare lamp post their magnificent animals to leash upon.
One of their number scanned the street “No parking meters . Sweet!”
They entered the coffee shop and two fights broke out
And terrible hunger and thirst spread about.
Terrified customers died in the rush for the door
People started to sicken with rashes and pustules and what’s more there was blood and guts all over the floor.
Death motioned the others to get a table
Approached the strangely thin, sickly lad at the bar and ordered “four Americanos and a bagel!”
The boy felt so weak as he looked in to the eyes of Death fear gripped his throat
The rest of his staff were in the same boat lost and helpless’ bereft of hope!
Setting down the tray and handing Famine his food,
“I wanted espresso “griped War in a mood.
Death raised his scythe and told him to mind his place.
For he had the last word and was in charge of this space!
Finally with the local humans all dead
They sipped quietly on their coffee, just for now doing what their leader had said.
After a short while Conquest / Pestilence looked up
And asked “is this coffee fair trade” as he finished his cup.
Famine smirked at the joke his brother had made.
“I need another , where is the barista ” Death answered ” He died”…… “Okay” Famine sighed
Coffee over, decisions needed to be made
How to deal with this world’s problem. Plans had to be laid.
“I think I should simply traverse this world
And make them their missiles unfurl,”
Said War before adding “then with you Death in my wake,
How long would total annihilation take?”
“No “chipped in Pestilence I can spread my cloak and make them all suffer.
You can then step in Death, as they choke and splutter.”
War banged the table ready to fight
But Death then stepped in knowing his way was right .
“Looking around brothers do you not agree
They are doing an excellent job of destroying themselves without any help from you or me.”
He saw they were not happy with his interventions
So he enlightened them all with ghastly intentions .
“We need to just hover on the sidelines and leave them to fester.
It will all end soon, this planet cannot sustain forever these hopeless jesters!
They thought for a while while Death entertained them, with his fiddle
Like Nero back when Rome was burning. but not such giggle.
The decision was made and they all agreed
They would just make thing worse for all those in need ,
They would feed the wars and starve the medical fractions,
Of knowledge and money.
They would disease the corn the milk and the honey.
Death would stalk the world in his usual way
Clearing up the mess and dead at the end of the day.
They then left the scene of their destroying powers
Riding off together into the west leaving death and destruction and lots of wilting flowers .
The News papers and TV got the story the very same day.
“Police want to question four hoodies on horse back ” they say.
There is a witness a child who manage to hide and lived to tell what they had seen.
Apparently strange horses, one white,one red, one black and one pale green?
This made the headlines all over for a day, well maybe one day more
Then it is back to Famine and Plague in Africa and the States had to step into yet another War!
The Greens are screaming we must save Mother Earth
Unknowing that she already dancing a dirge
With a worn out and tired Death.
Death sat in a corner and polished his scythe and pondered the meeting that morning,
Well he had at least tried to buy these humans ( for whom he actually cared) some time .
But even holding off his brothers, of hope there still was no sign.
He was tired of all the work he had to do,
Exhausted in fact, and his brothers were too.
The task set before them was too great for them to solve ..
Hopefully God will intervene and those irritating humans will evolve !