May 26, 2001

 

“It happened once,”

they say

“It will happen again”

 

alarm

as mankind’s cherished hopes

fly before reality

his greatest work no match

for God His smallest thought

and still to rebellion tied

deny the witness of their sense

 

reaction

the brightest thought

of the brightest minds

made real

burning endeavour, rising

one massive, overwhelming effort

yet to failure doomed

 

fear

as the event so long foreseen

unfolds in God’s good time

mankind’s end will come

regardless his desire

 

At the beginning of the movie “Armageddon”

the statement at the top of this poem is made

with respect to the meteor supposed to have

killed all of the dinosaurs so many millions of

years ago.  While they lie they prophecy truth.