[ NaPo 2017 ] Signs Of The Times

Never have I spent
so much time writing poetry
Back in the days  
when forums were popular  
( those cyber spaces where
people tried to have actual  
discussions as opposed to
whatever this is lately )  
my energy was reserved for  
firing bullet points across tables  
into heads of opposition  
sure to knock them out of their  
ivory towers of partisanship  
but why?
Why be that guy  
obsessed with the End Times?  
who's convinced he is one of few  
blessed with keen insights  
into when the Rapture occurs  
triggered and compelled to serve
humanity as a walking billboard
public service announcement---  
never living in his final days on Earth  
Neither will you, if you insist upon  
carrying around your own sign  
pounding the pavement with him  
By all means, write it in a poem  
publish a book on the subject---
then move on down the street  
Going around the same block  
only brings us back to where we
Written by Anarchitect
Published | Edited 16th Jul 2020
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