I see a future of war and evil intent, poverty, famine and dark discontent. A world descended into desolate gloom, all joy and laughter ushered out of the room. I see helpless children on war-torn streets, tattered; just rags, standing cold, in bare feet. Shattered, bedraggled a fearful frieze, like leaves of loss blown about by a breeze. I see mothers crying tears of despair, holding lifeless bodies and beseeching the air. Men, bent and broken, dejected, defiled, with blank staring faces, just waiting to die. All hearts and humanity, all pride and joy, just battered; discarded like yesterday's toys. There's a question screaming from the deepest despair... "Why did we ever let it go this far?" * Written by Darren Scanlon, October 2013. Revised by Darren Scanlon, 26th February 2016. 2016 Darren Scanlon. All rights reserved.