The Day the Earth Stood Still


This poem was written in response to David’s W3 Prompt #32: Wea’ve Written Weekly on the Skeptic’s Kaddish, so please visit his page to read other responses.

The Day the Earth Stood Still (1/19/19)

The mountains crumbled
The rain downpoured
Levees overspilled

Volcanoes rumbled
Tsunamis roared
The day the Earth stood still

The sky grew dark
Lava flowed 
Shrieks were loud and shrill

The terror stark
No sunlight showed
The day the Earth stood still

A state of shock
When I got the call
To find out he’d been killed

A mental block
Nothing at all
The day the Earth stood still

Copyright © 2022 Brandon Ellrich

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In connection with this poem, you may also want to read Joseph Oliver Ellrich.

Published by Brandon Ellrich

I live in Central Missouri and enjoy reading, writing, playing tennis, watching movies, and exploring creative outlets. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and I love to take my readers inside the minds of my characters.

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