The Invasions of their Minds
a poetry series by student DP
A bigger version of the mind probe was
used on the whole planet, Sol-3, because
they intended to do the same as for Fred –
bringing people’s loved ones back from the dead.
During this night, their loved-lost would return,
quenching the many sad hearts that did yearn.
The Gwardrek awaited that morning’s light,
to see the humans reacting affright.
Men, Women, children, animals all saw
the posthumous sight of those lost before.
The Gwardrek’s powerful weapon was used
to ensure Earth was completely confused.
Most of this world accepted the new sight
with hints of upset but more of delight;
‘The Invasions of their Minds ’ caused mixed mirth
as night had befallen the entire Earth.
The allure of the lost – no illusion –
even though many thought it delusion,
picked at the strongest, the weakest, the all!
No one could prevent or stop this pitfall.
The councils broke down, the governments felled
The end of humanity surely spelled.
All creatures emotionally abused
the Gwardrek utterly amused.
Successfully the planet had been won,
Gwardreki entertainment – this, their fun.
Though Earth’s cleverest knew something was wrong
and for it to happen would not take long.
The time had come; the massacre started
between the living and the undeparted;
the end to the day that the Earth stood still,
with their race, right here, the Gwardrek would fill.
There were endless killings and violent acts
because of Fred’s permission, his contract;
he said yes to bring back Julie – his wife –
not realising that this would end his life.
Canines. Felines. Humans. Equines. And trees.
Ripped apart. Killed. Changed. Converted with ease.
The world was falling. The cities bleeding.
The blood-seed sown. The Gwardrek a-breeding.
London Paris Delhi New York Nearly Gone
All Were Dying Mecca Athens and Hong Kong
Washington Rome Doha Madrid and Moscow
Cardiff Johannesburg Sydney and Tokyo
All of them… Dying. Falling. And More Like Berlin
Lisbon Agra Beijing Cairo Tibet Dublin
Amidst the Night Chaos of All Cities Falling
Something new from this portal came a-crawling