May 26, 2001


“It happened once,”

they say

“It will happen again”



as mankinds cherished hopes

fly before reality

his greatest work no match

for God His smallest thought

and still to rebellion tied

deny the witness of their sense



the brightest thought

of the brightest minds

made real

burning endeavour, rising

one massive, overwhelming effort

yet to failure doomed



as the event so long foreseen

unfolds in Gods good time

mankinds end will come

regardless his desire



At the beginning of the movie “Armageddon”

the statement at the top of this poem is made

with respect to the meteor supposed to have

killed all of the dinosaurs so many millions of

years ago.  While they lie they prophecy truth.


"It Happened Once"
A poem by Peter Rhebergen

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