They had been warned there was a risk of war
yet nobody believed it
each wrapped up in their own daily lives
engaged in the bickering
that desperate need to make more cash
not worried of radioactive ash!
Even though around them the signs clear
at the news shed false tears!
An imaginary tale that could not happen
material gain was their aim
use resources they did not want to see
damage to other living species
as unrest continued to grow were blinded
unaware and closed minded!
A false sense nothing was wrong in society
yet there was that building anxiety!
Everything viewed upon the large screens
it seemed a distant problem
but fake news now blending into a reality
people believed what they were told
those who were once financially sound
were now in their debt drowned!
Dark clouds were forming above their heads
as they slept in their beds!
Oblivious often to reality accepted the premise
a material existence with credit cards
live for today pay for the goods at a later date
as the society gradually crumbled
they were sure everything was turning out well
as more countries and cultures fell!
Holidays were just memories and fading photos
they still wore their once new clothes!
Contamination increased the coral reef destroyed
air pollution nobody could avoid
besides the continuous wars natures wrath grew
one government was in control
those aspirations of the many eventually lost
as the robots took over workers tossed!
Nice homes and flash cars rusted and decayed
humanities finality no longer delayed!
Even those who thought wealth would keep them safe
found with resource exhausted
a battered planet unable to sustain life anymore
their stored resources gone
those long term plans and god like superiority
also became part of the majority!
Is this just the ramblings of an elderly pessimist
who has become a disillusioned optimist?
Or a possibility of what maybe?