The End

Extinction Rebellion republished one of my climate change poems. Check it out!

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by Bartholomew Barker, United States

We ravaged our hotel room
 like an aging rock star
 after a career
 of gold records and groupies.
 We overachieved,
 accomplishments both gory and glorious.
 We flung our fellow men to the Moon,
 our robots to the stars.
 We tamed the wilderness,
 consumed it whole
 until Poseidon swallowed the seaside cities,
 Thor hammered the flatlands
 and Shiva burned the rest,
 leaving our balding corpse
 naked on the toilet,
 gasoline overdose
 still in our veins.

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About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.
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6 Responses to The End

  1. JeanMarie says:

    Congratulations! Of course they published it. It’s a great poem!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Lisa Tomey says:

    Fantastic work!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Holly Duggan says:

    Excellent imagery!

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