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?

Humanity's Masterpiece

The sky’s a laughing stock
For the birds who scream and mock,
At their home now nothing more than a shadow.
In apathetic flash
Mother Nature turns to ash,
The worlds a sanctuary for the shallow

No evil angels fell
At the resting threat of hell,
The fires flourished in the eyes of the kind.
A promise unfulfilled
The foundation which they built,
An unbreakable oath rectified in lies.

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