The Point of No Return

The collapse of the republic
Is happening right before or eyes
There is chaos in the streets
A disproportionate response
From the man who would be king
Leading to a society in which
Cultures collide
And from which there will be
No exit

Some believe this is but
A temporary aberration
Yet I see no way out
It’s inexorable
We’ve reached
The point of no return

Written for these daily prompts: Word of the Day Challenge (collide), Ragtag Daily Prompt (next), The Daily Spur (temporary), and Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (inexorable).

19 thoughts on “The Point of No Return

  1. Christine Goodnough September 20, 2020 / 8:39 pm

    Interesting that I was thinking this morning of the Song, “Eve of Destruction” written by P. F. Sloan in mid-1964.

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    • Fandango September 20, 2020 / 11:01 pm

      And 56 years later, we, once again, are on the eve of destruction.


  2. Vic Crain September 20, 2020 / 8:53 pm

    I’m not sure we’re at that point yet, but it’s not much further.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. animar64 September 21, 2020 / 10:21 am

    When I was 14 a girl cut my face up and her friend tried to kick my head in while I was down. She didn’t like ‘ the way I looked aka- the color of my skin’. That was over 40 years ago. Nothing has changed except for the players. We can either find a way to survive this or give up. I’ve come to far to quit now.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango September 21, 2020 / 2:14 pm

      I hope there is a way to survive this insanity. Even though I feel as if I’ve lost hope, I agree, we can’t quit trying.


  4. Marilyn Armstrong September 21, 2020 / 6:39 pm

    Yes it is. You know, we went through the 60s and 70s and we saw all that impressive legislation and now, we got Trump. How bad can it get? A lot worse!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Carol anne September 21, 2020 / 10:24 pm

    I agree! America has definitely reached the point of no return! So sad!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. leigha66 September 27, 2020 / 5:02 pm

    I feel the point of no return is near, but I HAVE TO hold onto a little hope that it is not over yet. A well written poem Fandango!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango September 27, 2020 / 10:40 pm

      Thanks. Unfortunately, I’ve lost hope.


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