Milestones Toward Oblivion and other Poems of the Apocalypse

“Milestones Toward Oblivion” and the other poems here are poems about the Apocalypse, also known as Armageddon, the End Times, the Last Days, the Day of Judgement, the Final Countdown, the Final Battle, the Final Battleground, the Cataclysm, the Catastrophe, Nuclear Holocaust, Nuclear Winter, MAD (Mutually Assured Destruction), etc.

Milestones Toward Oblivion
by Michael R. Burch

“A nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought.”
—Ronald Reagan


These are apocalyptic poems about possible dark futures for mankind and the planet he depends on for life and sustenance. Are we condemning our children and grandchildren to live underground, like moles, if they live at all?


Is there any Light left?
by Michael R. Burch

Is there any light left?
Must we die bereft
of love and a reason for being?
Blind and unseeing,
rejecting and fleeing
our humanity, goat-hooved and cleft?

Warmest Summer Ahead

It snowed early this year.
That is not was wanted.
We have to accept it and care.
We like the world to be enchanted.

It should snow on Christmas Day.
That is how we had mild Winters.
We have to save on vacation pay.
That is how we know who cares.

This coming Summer will be hot.
It will be probably the hottest Summer.
A good season ahead to take a head shot.
It is a time to welcome the newcomer.

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