MARC IMLAY

Picture a planet
the third from a sun.
A nuclear ash.
What battle was won?

Once filled with life
of various kinds.
Destroyed by the reign
of the nightmare minds.

Made by a god.
This god was a fool.
He created them in his image
and sent them to rule.

The creature was crafty
and eager and wise.
He soon was as strong
as the god in his eyes.

He replaced the lush forests
with mountains of steel.
He devoured the planet.
All his dreams became real.

He acquired far too much power
for his ignorant brain.
Thus was the start
of the nightmare reign.

All too soon it happened
the planet was in his grip.
There was no coming back
from this one way death trip.

Now it all is over
and the planet’s gone and dead.

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