THE SONS OF MEN

THE SONS OF MEN

The sons of men
Once long ago
Ruled over the
Galaxies, stars
And planets

And then
After just a
Few angry words

War

Death

Destruction

The Dark

Their descendents
Left what remained
Behind them and
Took their children away
With them and taught
Them about peace
Taught them about
Love and taught them
To just be happy
And to take care of just
The few important things
They had left

And when they
Found a small
And lonely place
Among the stars
They called her

Mother

But eventually
They all forgot
Who they were
And forgot what truly
Mattered

And then again
After just a
Few angry words

War

Death

Destruction &

The Dark

Returned

The cycle
Repeating
Over & over
Again

Throughout time
Throughout centuries
Throughout millennia

Until
One day
All the sons
Of men
Were dead

And above
Them all the stars
The planets
And the galaxies

Were gone

~ R.M. Engelhardt

The Bones of Our Existence, A Journal 2046 Coming March 15th …

In the dark times
Will there also be singing?
Yes, there will also be singing
About the dark times.”

—   Bertolt Brecht

The Bones of Our Existence 2016

R.M. Engelhardt‘s new book The Bones of Our Existence, A Journal 2046 will be revealed March 15, 2016 online and is “an entirely new concept in regards to the way the book is to be released as well as to be presented.”

This book will be absolutely free to the public and is one man’s journal of poems set in the aftermath of the post-apocalyptic future of 2046 written by an unknown survivor who in the forms of prose and poetry looks back and reflects upon his life, loves and battles (within and without) over the last some 40 years.

The book is part science fiction, part humanity and even part Thoreau, but mostly it is the memoir of a man, who like the future we all thought would get better, has lost his way but who still believes that the words, our souls and our voices, poetry still … and will always matter.

Look for this and other book related news here at http://www.rmengelhardt.com