Comments : Catalyst

  • 1 year ago

    by Brenda

    Wonderful write Milly! It is indeed a scary place we find ourselves in these days.

  • 1 year ago

    by Em

    Brenda beat me to nominating.. this is fab - the rhyming is great and the poem honest and raw.

    Take care
    Em x

    Edit. 1 suggestion.. last two lines both rhyme with here, my suggestion would be (and it's only that) to change the last one to near..

    • 1 year ago

      by Milly Hayward

      Thank you for your lovely comments x

    • 1 year ago

      by Em

      Great minds :)

  • 1 year ago

    by Michael

    Love this powerful rhyming piece Miss Milly

    Michael x

  • 1 year ago

    by mossgirl19

    This is very powerful yet again, Milly. It is well-rhymed with a very challenging message.

  • 1 year ago

    by CJ Maleney

    We are alive and kicking
    Humanity is not dead and lost
    Though all that has transpired till now
    Exacts a heavy cost.

    We have been here for millenia
    And yes we've made a mess
    Millions of people slaughtered along the way
    Because someone thinks they know best

    We are not sheep and not born to follow
    And we won't fit the lunatics plan
    As long as people like us exist
    This earth will not be damned.


    • 1 year ago

      by Ren


  • 1 year ago

    by Ren

    A truly powerful write that reveals the many awful truths of our suffering world. Amazing job!

  • 1 year ago


    Milly, you hit it out of the park! It's spot on, you bought the farm! It is something that I would have written in a heartbeat. You have portrayed the world and it's issues to a "T", the Media in bed with the Terrorists far away from those innocents who have to beg for a cup of tea. Truly a world under Satan's control, mankind has failed in its governing of the Earth. I can't wait until the Prince of Peace Jesus returns and as the Prophet Isaiah had written thousands of years ago, The Government shall be upon his shoulders! God will Govern with justice and Righteousness where man has miserably failed, the environment will be restored to an even better condition than it was in Creation before mankind fell. Great work, added to my Favorites!

  • 11 months ago

    by naaz

    Milly, this time I want to start with the title of the poem.
    You have chosen the most suitable title for this poem.
    Yes we are acting as a catalyst and triggering the end of this planet with our inhuman actions.
    And I completely agree with the very last line, because very few persons like you are left with humanity.
    Those who still thinks of saving the lives of the innocent from all the wrong going on this world.

    Theme of this poem is destruction, devastation( Bombs and fires terrorist glee)

    deception( as you mentioned media circus sell them fame).

    Tone of this poem varies like as for you it is trouble, depression, sorrow, worry.
    On the other hand, it is glee, irresponsibility , unaccountablility for terrorists, media and government.

    First stanza gave this poem a perfect start.
    A kind of start poem needs to bind the reader till the very end.
    What I love about the last line of first stanza is that you mentioned that save from destruction this poor miss.
    Now this poor miss could be you or our mother earth.
    That this world is causing only gloom and troubles and throwing forcefully this beautiful planet into the pile of dung or junk. It is not certain that the kiss from God in heaven can save this planet or not.

    Again, media circus and heinous smell addition to the poem.
    You have put them in the right order and in right place.
    Media circus implies that how we are believing in everything we are watching.
    That we have lost our senses.
    Like in a circus small children attracts towards clowns we are those small childrens and media personalities are clowns.

    Heinous smell is suitable too because devastation is a wicked act. There isn't any forgiveness for it.
    And one can only smell that only in a place that is almost like hell, because what left after devastation is quite like hell.

    Hell, a place full of greed and lust.
    A place where inhumans like terrorists glee and innocent people have to hide or flee.
    By the way, loved these two lines.
    Where the sun of trust is set and darkness prevails.

    The imaginary is mostly visual, audible and olfactory.
    Then the question you asked, "Can we do good and rearrange
    our society to make a change."

    As far as poets, artists like you are keep on raising the awareness towards the people of this world, telling them the real purpose of humanity.
    Telling them that being human is to seek goodness in others.
    I am sure, our human race will survive for another millennium.
    Keep on writing more poems like this.
    We really need people like you to save our true home.
    Our very own mother earth.