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The Writers' Club — The End of the World?


Harold Camping predicted the world would end on May 21, 2011. These are our responses:

Judgment day came late this year
    or early or sheepishly on the news

I stood by the window ready to jump —
On the ledge —
It wasn’t that I wanted something to happen,
But if it did I was prepared.
89-year-old Jimmy Burly Jones
Said the world would end at six.
(I thought he was talking about himself
or his own life that he couldn’t fix).
It wasn’t until I turned the TV on — on PIX
That’s WPIX ...

The world was still there at five,
And people were still alive
It was a sunny day still,
But I looked at the window.
At six I expected nothing,
Not believing a word that he said
But as a hedge
I stood by the window ready to jump —
On the ledge —
                                       — Rodger


The World Will End

The world will end
Not because a man told us this
A Bible-obsessed human speaks of my future.
Not because of the floods and natural disasters
Not because the poverty in the richest country
on earth increases.
But because a human says so.
God says that neither man nor his one son knows
The day of our judgment.
Sure, I’ll believe the crap about my dying May 21
Considering it comes from a human who claims
We should have died in 1994.
Someday I’ll tell my grandchildren I survived the
End of the world four times.
Never once believing that
The world will end.

            — Crystal


The End

The end is near as so I hear,
May 21, 2011, Judgment Day,
October 21, 2011, the Rapture.
Are the words I hear floating through my ears?
People dying, war, and a raise in taxes,
As well as natural disasters
Who do we believe —
The man above
Or the man in the suit?
The end is near as so I hear.

                                 — Dallas 

Poet Kahlil Almustafa, in his book From Auction Block to Oval Office, wrote a poem a day during President Obama’s first 100 days in office  The Writers' Club wrote about day 984.


These numbers show the days an
African American is still in power
I haven’t lost hope
I’ve been with Barack for 984 days.
Yes, we can
His quote still runs though my ears
Stealing away doubt that my troubles
won’t soon be gone
                                 — Crystal


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