If Mankind perished: Exterminated cataclysmically Like the dragon dinosaurs, How long would our cities stand? How long before our cars rusted And buildings toppled, To leave the odd dam or pyramid Poking through the tangled jungle mass? A few hundred years they say. Then nothing. All gone.
Yet have such holocausts Blighted Man before Back through those swirling mists of time, Thousands of years ago? Great civilisations built by clever men and women, Only to be dashed to the ground By who knows what. Atlantis and much more. Advancement cruelly culled.
For Man, Like the world, Is much older than we thought Or think. Some say that aliens helped us build Those ancient wonders. Yet maybe we should cast away this Self – effacing view: Acknowledge that We did it all Ourselves.