Jaren 2023 and Freddie 2013
Future Directions (2)
The monsters met in a dark, gloomy lair
They had a discussion, and soon they declared
That because of actions they couldn’t condone
“The time has come to take the throne!”
suggested a witch from a coven
“Last week, a small child shoved me into my oven!”
The werewolves took the observatories to look up at the sky
And the dragons took mountains, where they could beat their wings up high
as their new domain. The krakens claimed the docks
and when the vampires took the castles they couldn't be stopped
The yeti’s arrived from their mountaintop homes
Through snow and ice they boldly roamed
Maybe we shouldn’t have imagined all of these horrible things
because perhaps they will be the ones outliving
us, and not the other way around.
Jaren started Write On Saturday classes when he was a pretty tall 7 year old. He has been published 3 times in the Write On magazine and has appeared on stage in 17 shows. His fashion sense beats Es’.
How would monsters adapt to the modern world?
Would werewolves rail against the smog-filled skies
that prevent them from seeing the full moon?
Would the kraken destroy breakwaters and shark
nets in its futile attempts to terrorise the residents of
seaside towns and docks?
Would yetis retreat ever higher among the melting
snows of the Himalayas?
Would vampires lose their taste for human blood
because of the taint of food additives?
Would dragons give up hoarding gold in disgust at
the amount of fakery?
I think pollution, crime and fear will mean that
imagination may not survive in today’s society.
first published in Write On 2013