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A Time and a Place

Ne'er Shall Meet

By Gerard DiLeoPublished about a month ago Updated about a month ago 1 min read
A Time and a Place
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We still make use of dinosaurs

When we put gasoline in cars:

The only hungry carnivores

Who drive — we don't hunt anymore


Caves of stone or caves of cement

Keep out those with bad intent

Tribal fires or microwave

Both heat our food and what we crave


Life on Earth has strings attached

But we're just as eas'ly dispatched

We'll meet one day our own comet

New species for the Earth to vomit


If dinosaurs and people'd meet

Only one can, the other, eat

Happily, timelines ran distinct

One is here, the other extinct

nature poetry

About the Creator

Gerard DiLeo

Retired, not tired. In Life Phase II: Living and writing from a decommissioned church in Hull, MA. (Phase I was New Orleans and everything that entails. Hippocampus, behave!


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Comments (7)

  • D. J. Reddallabout a month ago

    Clever, ludic lines!

  • Gabriela Trofin-Tatárabout a month ago

    Really thought provoking! I think we need to just pay attention to our own actions on this planet..

  • Novel Allenabout a month ago

    Oh, you sure showed them. Maybe we could all be friends if they came back.

  • Hannah Mooreabout a month ago

    I don't think dinosaurs had this fate in mind!

  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarranabout a month ago

    Please ask our comet to hit us faster. I'd appreciate it, lol. Loved your poem!

  • Christy Munsonabout a month ago

    Excellent poem! Thoughtful entry for this challenge.

  • John Coxabout a month ago

    Loved this, Gerard! Fun poem!

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