The Collapse

Each day, the cracks of the holy altar will become more apparent.

As the pillars of hope crumble and the ascension of spires desist,

these glorified places will lay themselves to rest.

Musk shall turn to the freshness of nature.

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But what will become of these lands?

Will barbarians cause destruction,

or will communes of peace and unity prosper all over the world?


Stephen Riordan. (Circa 2013).

The Creation of The Problem

Humanity, what a pitiful race.

They feared themselves.

They feared the unknown.

They feared the recesses of their own minds.

They feared the alien creatures which they had never seen.

They created problems when there was no need; they had the solutions.

They questioned what need not have been questioned.

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A mortal world created by humans saw its own self-destruction.

While they spent their time looking far for their problems,

They never saw what was beneath their feet: the immortality of nature.

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As people return to the ground,

Machinery will malfunction.

Buildings and systems will collapse.

The roots of trees shall engulf and choke civilisation.

They shall take back their planet.


Stephen Riordan. (Circa 2013).