End of the world.

Written for the Weekly Terrible Poetry Contest #63

“It is the end of the world,” someone chokes; there is a lull.
Stockpiling food for twenty years and toilet paper rolls,
But we’re all out—what do we do
Go out to Walmart, brawl with others like a zoo;
Then leave empty handed—outside, someone is selling them $100 per half roll!

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  37 comments for “End of the world.

  1. March 14, 2020 at 8:32 pm

    These times remind us that being open to new thoughts can be useful.
    Toilet paper can be many a thing, unneeded papers, soft leaves, newspaper, washable material squares with napisan in a bucket.
    Good times for those who have what they need, but always wash your hands!

    Liked by 2 people

    • March 14, 2020 at 8:35 pm

      Yes, excellent advice! It’s always good to be open minded to new ideas in times of crisis. Thank you for your comment, friend, and stay safe! 🙂


    • March 15, 2020 at 10:51 am

      What is napisan?

      Liked by 1 person

  2. March 14, 2020 at 8:44 pm

    Thanks, you too! For a change, the safety is in fewer numbers …

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Rhen Laird
    March 14, 2020 at 10:14 pm

    You’ve captured the insanity so well!

    Liked by 3 people

    • March 14, 2020 at 10:21 pm

      Thank you!


      • Rhen Laird
        March 14, 2020 at 10:41 pm

        Most welcome, Lucy!

        Liked by 1 person

  4. March 15, 2020 at 3:15 am

    We live in a crazy world….where people think of themselves….What happened to the awareness? We surely live in the modern world with big ego, where we don’t think of others…narrow minded…shallow minded…

    Liked by 1 person

    • March 15, 2020 at 12:12 pm

      Couldn’t have said it better, friend. It is very sick and sad. Absolute insanity.

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Lily
    March 15, 2020 at 4:52 am

    The world did not end in a bang or a whisper but rather one scream at a time.

    Liked by 1 person

    • March 15, 2020 at 12:15 pm

      Very true. That is an excellent description of what is happening.


      • Lily
        March 15, 2020 at 2:15 pm

        And a great writing prompt ,😂😂

        Liked by 1 person

      • March 15, 2020 at 4:35 pm

        Haha! Yes!


  6. March 15, 2020 at 12:53 pm

    Nice description of the me, me, me mentality that seems so presently pervasive. It is sad that we seem to
    have lost our feeling of community and sharing.

    Liked by 1 person

    • March 15, 2020 at 1:37 pm

      Yes, I agree. It is very saddening and disheartening that this is our reality, especially during such crisis.


  7. Bryntin
    March 15, 2020 at 5:19 pm

    Yes, well I think we are on similar pages… if not sheets. I’ve gone for a triple-ply though.

    Liked by 2 people

  8. March 16, 2020 at 2:58 pm

    Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:


    Liked by 1 person

    • March 16, 2020 at 3:04 pm

      Sadly. 😦
      I think there was a couple who made over seventy thousand dollars by reselling lysol wipes after buying large quantities of them. It’s crazy what has been happening.

      Liked by 1 person

  9. March 16, 2020 at 11:23 pm

    So sad, isn’t. You portrayed it beautifully

    Liked by 1 person

  10. March 17, 2020 at 11:14 pm

    My toilet paper will hold out until the leaves are big enough.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. March 21, 2020 at 12:30 am

    Crazy times, stay healthy 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • March 21, 2020 at 12:39 am

      Stay healthy and safe too. 🙂


  12. March 21, 2020 at 6:21 am

    This is the way people take advantage of the situation. 🙂 Money is above all.
    Stay Safe. Stay Healthy.

    Liked by 1 person

    • March 21, 2020 at 9:11 am

      Yes, sadly.
      Thank you for reading. Stay healthy and safe as well!

      Liked by 1 person

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