A Kind Sky

                       A Kind Sky narrative poetry stories

mike_mezz Writer, historian and musician
Autoplay OFF   •   a year ago
I swear, it's a kind sky
But the people who use it
Just don't care about life

A Kind Sky

A Kind Sky By : Mike Mezz

It's such a beautiful sky tonight Cotton clouds hiding the moonlight But the news went off the air The electricity has been off everywhere

The wind blows slowly through my hair Strong enough to notice But not enough to care I doze off in my patio chair

It's such a busy sky this morning Clouds still floating low in the air Governments are threatening Choppers are showing off their hardware

But the sky is still kind It's no worse the wear As solar power runs the TV Emergency Broadcast System warns to beware

Hundreds of aircraft overhead "Are those our planes?" They are military and tracers in the air The peaceful sky no longer looks so tame I mumble out at quick little prayer

America pulled out of the INF Treaty* At the time the move was seedy Now it looks like World War Three This all has to be a bad dream

Is this the end of the World?

The orange and dark shadows show I know I'm close to that fire and brimstone Such a frightening sight in my eyes But I swear, it's a kind sky

I can feel my skin burning And I can taste the smoke A Mushroom cloud visible on the horizon Ashes seem to cover my coat

It's like night time in middle of the day A dire warning coming across the radio It said "to shelter in place." Those ashes now look like snow

It's time for me to get inside My bunker will keep me alive

I swear, it's still a kind sky But the people who use it Just don't care about life Maybe some of us can survive

It sure was a peaceful sky Until greedy Governments let missles fly It sure was beautiful night Now its an unforgiving plight

Is this the end of the world?

* Note: Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty,( INF Treaty,) nuclear arms-control accord reached by the United States and the Soviet Union (Russia) in 1987. It limited the use and manufacture of nuclear weapons. President Trump pulled The United States out of that treaty on Sept. 17, 2019.

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