01.01.19 – Anna O’Boyle

Our world has crashed and burned

My name is Anna O’Boyle and I am 18 years old. Currently I live in Derbyshire with my family as I am on a gap year trying to earn money before studying English Literature at University. Writing is something I have always been very passionate about and, although it is what I have wanted to do as a career all my life, it is something I will always continue to do even if I never get paid for it.


Thomas Hardy reincarnate,    

The Darkling Thrush is doomed.    

2019, the year began,    

A descent, into further gloom.

An orange ruler, an alien queen,    

Our world has crashed and burned.   

You would have thought, that from the past,   

Some lessons we’d have learnt

Yet no it seems, we cannot see,      

The Anger that bubbles away.     

Nor climate change, or melting ice,   

But feel, warmer, day by day.

Lets not forget, despite our flaws

That we have travelled far.   

We took control, immigrants out,   

Now alone is what we are.

2019 the future so bright,   

We have little need to fear.   

Yes, worry not, it is alright,

Ten years, we won’t be here.

Anna O’Boyle, Derbyshire

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