www.storymania.com
Storymania Logo

 

 

Poetry




The Struggle Within: Sestina Number One by Michael Harris A sestina is a poem where you interchange six words at the end of each ... [258 words]
Your Baby by Karina Lizet Perez - [76 words]
White White Wonderland by D G Williford A short poem scaling seasons from childhood to adult... [134 words]
Want You by Desdemonda - [59 words]
Tu Baile Gitano. by Roberto J Moreno I haven't written something in spanish in a long time. So I figured might as well. It's about ... [201 words]
Tomorrow by J L Watts If you did everything you said you would tomorrow, you wouldn't find yourself where you are today. [90 words]
Thirsty by Skyler Drevan A hunger, a greed or a passion? [144 words]
The Worst Thing by Rae - [83 words]
The Bad One by M Q Walters - [141 words]
Taken by Alberto Pupo To be taken. [46 words]
Struggle by Alberto Pupo To struggle. [84 words]
Still Life by Lissa N Metz-Gomez - [56 words]
Silently Wept by M Q Walters Must learn to build walls, without doors that allow others in. [91 words]
Rainbow by Nadia Siddiqui Tried to describe Canadian northern lights! however rainbow anywhere is the same one whether it is in ... [32 words]
Peace by VargheseJ Away a way off from this peace less world, an escape, [114 words]
Ode To Losing Late Nights by Rae Stupid ramblings about losing stuff ... like the love of your life ... [90 words]
My Love Life? by Buxton A protest poem at my love life, or the lack of it?? [1 words]
Musings by Alberto Pupo To simply Muse. [84 words]
Mending October by Buxton - [62 words]
Maybe One Day by Just A Guy Thanks to administration for finding this, thought it was lost in space. [118 words]
Love Forever by Haimanti Tarafdar - [96 words]
London Breeze by Roberto J Moreno It's about being fake and justifying sleeping around. [208 words]
Hopelessly Together by Skyler Drevan - [108 words]
Grace by Skyler Drevan A little poem about my late grandmother Grace Johnson. You're always in my heart. [102 words]
Go Now by Desdemonda - [24 words]
Generate Our Generation by Buxton A stab in the eye with the old rusty fork?? [151 words]
Fading Away by M Q Walters - [92 words]
Dream A Little Dream by Sharon L Devine Unrequieted love. [90 words]
Desolation. by Bg Ryan [109 words]
Dark Winter by Alberto Pupo For it can truly be dark. [73 words]
Crave! by Buxton A hungry poem. [92 words]
Corner Angel by Sarah L Negrete Appreciating a moment created by nature [74 words]
Blue Bird by Skyler Drevan - [142 words]
Blinded by Alberto Pupo Cannot see.... [57 words]
Be Kind To Everyone! by Nadia Siddiqui Charity is important that's what I have tried to say here. Give, few coins away to those w... [69 words]
Autunno, A Collection Of Verse by Paolo Debernardi Italian poetry with English translation: Luglio/July, July is the month of the ... [924 words]
Abused Girl by Rose Raposo This poem is about what's going around my life right now iam struggling a hard life so I wrote a po... [248 words]
About Me by Sharon L Devine Unrequieted love. [148 words]
A Poet's Cry by Clive Williams Poetry is like the shy lamp, yet like a raging storm, Calm and gentle, yet powerful in itís movem... [17,375 words]
A Moment In Time by Roberto J Moreno It was jsut a thought. I hadn't written anything in a while. I remembered this movie called Co... [134 words]
The Axe Man by E Rocco Caldwell A professional on his way to work. [113 words]
Vision by Luis Felipe Moura A broken heart is mended in a dream. [92 words]
Vigilante by Keri McGriff - [26 words]
Under The Stars by Luis Felipe Moura There's nothing better than a moonlight kiss by the seashore. [52 words]
This Green And Sterile Land
This Golden Age by Harvey Kennett I have met many folks who were unhappy with the time they were born in to. This poem is dedicat... [164 words]
The Stupid Me by Destiny How stupid it is to be aloof. Don't be. It really gets to ya. [361 words]
Sunshine by Nadia Siddiqui I tried to describe nature and appreciated how God made so many things in many colors and shapes for u... [40 words]
Still In Love by Buxton A poem about my first love, and my last? [58 words]
Situations by August Nyghts - [40 words]
Repentance by Nadia Siddiqui It is never too late to repent...but is it too late for others to forgive! However I think realizat... [52 words]
Released by Rae - [37 words]
Pushing You by Buxton A poem about how love can dissappear, leaving you mentally and physically weak, and about what you ... [85 words]
Perfect Love by Mia Angello A poem written in honor of God, at Governor Dodge State Park. [74 words]
Parts Of Myself Explored by August Nyghts - [59 words]
Octopus by August Nyghts - [100 words]
Nothing To Say by Jessica M J Martinez - [145 words]
My Soul Is A Hole by Rae - [92 words]
Living In This Prison by Buxton A poem about a life not to unfamiliar to yours.. [64 words]
Inside by Jessica M J Martinez - [44 words]
In Secret by Luis Felipe Moura Sometimes we cannot see the very thing we're looking for... [93 words]
How To Make An Essay Into A Poem by NeedhamT Very short, but effective poem about the ingredients of a poem. [23 words]
Here Kitty Kitty by Just A Guy Had this up - it disappeared, must be a damn cat lover in admin. I'll try again. [129 words]
Forbidden by Luis Felipe Moura Can love defeat adversities? [118 words]
Fantasy Convention by Dawn Marcotte This was intended as the introduction to an anthology of science fiction/ fantasy short stor... [602 words]
Crash!!! 1256 by Derek Rogers A snapshot poem. [124 words]
Comfort Blanket by Keri McGriff - [25 words]
Colors Of Life by Nadia Siddiqui I tried to describe the different phases we go through in life but if only have faith anything c... [49 words]
A Miracle In Itself by PittmanAN A poem I wrote when watching "The Miralce Worker." [85 words]

Go to page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 [124] 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157
TITLE (EDIT)
This Green And Sterile Land
DESCRIPTION
The UK coined the term "The Industrial Revolution". Once the wheel had turned full circle from unemeployment to employment and then back again, Britain eventually lost it's industrial edge and the factories stood silent. Then came the Age of Communication, when Call Centres became the new revolution. They too are going, in the Age of Globalisation, where jobs are being outsourced to cheaper labour overseas. This poem is dedicated to the above.
[154 words]
AUTHOR
Harvey Kennett
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Wallace (We are Legion)
[November 2007]
AUTHOR'S E-MAIL ADDRESS
hkintheuk@hotmail.com
AUTHOR'S OTHER TITLES (23)
Architects Of Our Own Demise (Short Stories) Man questions God for answers... and God replies... [369 words] [Horror]
Behind The Wheel (Short Stories) Tirenedness kills...take a break ! [556 words] [Horror]
Biding Its Time (Short Stories) Sometimes, you cannot rush Nature... [836 words] [Horror]
Birthday Boy (Short Stories) Younger children place a great importance to their Birthdays. An importance that adults should never underestimate... [967 words] [Horror]
Can You Trust Us Strangers ? (Short Stories) Your life is not your own... [304 words] [Science Fiction]
Divine Domain (Short Stories) The search for God takes many forms, not least of which is the Internet. A young man stumbles across God's Domain on the Web. This short story is the result of his "First Contact". [1,471 words] [Humor]
Eating Babies (Short Stories) Forgive the title...it just seemed appropriate for this disturbing little tale... [1,074 words] [Horror]
Elegant Provisions (Short Stories) Everyone is looking for the "perfect recipe"...here is a personal favourite...bon appetit ! [420 words] [Horror]
Eternal Diary (Poetry) Your clock is ticking... [123 words]
Goodnight Sweet Kevin (Short Stories) It concerns me that we, as a species, follow trends and "buzzwords", and anyone who dares to question the self-styled Hierophants of the Press and Govenment is crucified at the Altar of Supposed Freed... [603 words] [Science Fiction]
Lost In Space...Beagle 2 (Short Stories) The true story of Beagle 2 ? Apologies to Yanks in general... [1,105 words] [Science Fiction]
Man Skin (Short Stories) When you sleep, what happens to your dreams ? [776 words] [Horror]
Morning Comes (Poetry) Authorís Notes: This poem was written some 16 years ago, one morning when I woke from a beautiful dream. I imagined that my long-distance girlfriend who I only saw once a year was cuddled up in my ar... [65 words] [Romance]
Naming Of Farts (Poetry) Apologies to Henry Reed.... [243 words] [Humor]
Nobody Heard Me (Short Stories) If you found this when you returned home, how would you react ? [577 words] [Horror]
Some Body (Short Stories) Two lovers collide.... [220 words] [Humor]
The First Cut Was The Last (Short Stories) One man's irrational fear following a shocking discovery. [813 words] [Horror]
The Last Revelation (Short Stories) An alternative look at when we die... [883 words]
The Model (Poetry) ...incoming transmission... [167 words] [Science Fiction]
The Voyage (Poetry) We can all sail a calm sea, but life is about how we deal with the obstacles in our path. [130 words] [Self-Help]
This Golden Age (Poetry) I have met many folks who were unhappy with the time they were born in to. This poem is dedicated to them... [164 words] [Animal]
Words To Die For... (Short Stories) The story of one man's obsession with words.... [571 words] [Horror]
You Don't Have To Talk... (Short Stories) When you are shy, and cannot find the words to say, say nothing. [607 words] [Relationships]
This Green And Sterile Land
Harvey Kennett

Black smoke drifting nonchalantly from the smokestacks of the wasteland,
Where revolution was born and gasped its final breath.
Once blood and sweat, now tears; for the dying as they lay,
Sacrificed at the altar of progress, their legacy a poor manís wreath.

Somewhere in the night, an unborn child screams,
Denied the right of life through the poverty of the living.
The hands that shaped and turned the lathe,
Broken, betrayed and withering.

Footsteps of ancient ghosts now roam the silent halls,
Listening in vain for the sounds of their wage.
A quietness remains, labour long gone,
A distant memory of a bygone age.

Phantoms from the present arrive to join their idle cousins,
And haunt the halls together in shared imaginations.
This place once defined them, now defiles them,
As they waltz around the dusty shrouds of grotesque machinations.

A dust whom England bore ? Shaped and made aware ?
Not in this field, not anymore.
Fallow and forlorn, the flowers have now gone,
Barren and blunt, Godís Garden is undone.

 

READER'S REVIEWS (1)
DISCLAIMER: STORYMANIA DOES NOT PROVIDE AND IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR REVIEWS. ALL REVIEWS ARE PROVIDED BY NON-ASSOCIATED VISITORS, REGARDLESS OF THE WAY THEY CALL THEMSELVES.

"Hell of a labor poem! I believe this catches perfectly the struggles of labor and technology. This place once defined them, now defiles them! This sums up the worker..once loyal to the craft and that loyalty betrayed him! Fantastic poem! Take a look at some of my own labor poem! " -- e. rocco caldwell.

TO DELETE UNWANTED REVIEWS CLICK HERE! (SELECT "MANAGE TITLE REVIEWS" ACTION)

Submit Your Review for This Green And Sterile Land
Required fields are marked with (*).
Your e-mail address will not be displayed.

Your Name*     E-mail*

City     State/Province     Country

Your Review (please be constructive!)*


Please Enter Code*:

Submit Your Rating for This Green And Sterile Land

Worst     1     2     3     4     5     6     7     8     9     10     Best

COPYRIGHT NOTICE
© 2003 Harvey Kennett
STORYMANIA PUBLICATION DATE
October 2003
NUMBER OF TIMES TITLE VIEWED
1351
 

Copyright © 1998-2001 Storymania Technologies Limited. All Rights Reserved.