They’re all passed away and gone.

 

They’re all passed away and gone.

My dexterity is gone as well as I scribble these words down.

Who will read these scribbled thoughts?

They’re all passed away and gone.

Some may have survived, but it’s been two years and I’ve seen no one.

Didn’t Rod Sterling predict something like this would happen?

They’re all passed away and gone.

I miss the meal times and the conversations over a class of wine.

How will I survive now that all these canned goods have gone bad?

They’re all passed away and gone.

Hearing the birds sing and the occasional dog barking has stopped.

I wonder why they were the first to die off; the animals I mean?

They’re all passed away and gone.

The wind still blows to the east and the fires I set might cleanse all the dead.

It makes sense doesn’t it; everything is dead and nothing grows; what can it hurt?

They’re all passed away and gone.

I was lucky to find these pills, Morphine Sulfate 200 MG SR TAB, I think I have enough.

500 ought to do it; don’t you think?

© 2011 Michael Yost

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8 responses to “They’re all passed away and gone.

  1. I think Rod Sterling did say something about this.

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  2. kind of sad, well put…..

    join poets rally if you wish..
    🙂

    Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. Rod Serling was from my hometown, Binghamton, NY. He did say that.

    This is a doomsday scenario if there even was one. The ending was a knockout, plus the details such as the animals dying first… the canned goods. God, Michael, this was incredible. Amy

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  4. Oh, bravo! Very, very clever. Haven’t thought about Twilight Zone in year … Nice reminder.

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