C O U R A G E O U S BY: Mike Mezz Part One (a poetic narrative story)
PART ONE Left to die
The rich are abandoning the Earth Their spacecrafts still fill the skies They can afford to spend their worth But they left the poor here to die
I'm one of the unfortunate ones Not enough money to reserve a seat So we built a town with our funds For those of us who couldn't flee
The rich made this planet nearly uninhabitable So now they pack up and leave This devastation is not really unimaginable We always knew the price of their greed
Everyone still calls me Captain I suppose that I am in charge I use to be a rocket engineer and pilot of a war fighter During the war that ended all wars
It began with a global food shortage Here in the former United States No countries exist in the world anymore The rich confiscated all that was left to take
With the polluters gone into space Maybe this planet can finally heal Our numbers are exactly 148 Living in the Appalachian Mountain range
Most parts of the Earth are underwater I have no idea how many people remain We have no need to explore much further These hills provide everything for us to sustain
This mountain is surrounded by water Like an island or a castle with a giant mote The oceans are still continuing to rise So we are constructing rockets with material found afloat Just in case we have to go
In the meantime We've fought off all types of murderers Because the battle for land still rages It's just a matter of time before they return To this little town that we call "C O U R A G E O U S"
To Be Continued....
Coming up in Part Two: Courageous comes under attack by heavily armed bandits. Copyright © 2020 Mike Mezz (All rights reserved)