LIFE 2 THE MACHINES
“PEACE OR WAR”
For hours upon hours the mechanical giants stood motionless, as the world doesn’t know if to prepare for peace or war;
Governments are speechless with ideas, causing riots and looting, as citizen’s board up their windows and door.
Mass hysteria has over whelmed the cities, as fires rage, shop shelves are stripped bare;
But still the metal giants stand frozen to the spot, as they just scan the skyline with an unbreakable stare.
The mobile phone networks are always reading SOS, and a dead tone is all I can hear through the phone box, when I call my parents back home;
They are miles away, out of reach, with no working cars left on the streets, I realise I am stuck here on my own.
Scientists chatting 24/7 on the TV, each have their own ideas of what is going to happen;
Every city across the planet has their own metal mystery, not just London, but Hong Kong, Berlin, Madrid, and New York’s sleeping giant is standing tall in Lower Manhattan.
Then on the night of the 28th of October the history books had to be re-written, as the dormant giants all started to creak and rise;
Panic ignites around the streets, and the air gets swamped with thousands of screams and cries.
As the news reports flood in from around the world, crunching metallic creeks echo through my window from over the park;
The machines have awoken, as their shining spotlight illuminates, piercing through the dark.
The giant machine turns around, slowly pacing towards London’s city centre, stepping on trees and buildings like they aren’t even there;
Fear has frozen me to the ground, as I watch on through an un-blinking stare.
In the distance I see the machine grind to a stop, I cover my ears as through the giants spotlight screeches out a piercing sound so loud;
I see the brightest flash of white light in the distance, as into the air then rises a mushroom shaped cloud.
The giant machine starts slowly creaking further away into the smoke, the war against the machines has begun;
Dear diary this is a date in history we will now never forget, it’s Thursday the 28th of October 2021.
TO BE CONTINUED…
BARRY MOWLES ©2011