History Repeated (Poem)

By Rachel Barnard

history repeated​​ by Rachel Barnard



A computer

Cold and calculating

A faulty hard drive

Documents deleted

Viruses killing

Spam cluttering


A mind

Cold and calculating

A faulty morality crusade

Memories eliminated

Hate destroying

Facts muddying


A nation

Cold and calculating

A faulty justice system

Races obliterated

Earthquakes humbling

Greed saturating


A world

Cold and calculating

A faulty communion

Decency deceased

Swords severing

Misplacing ambition

A collapse

Information lost

Individuality forsaken

History forgotten

Higher power rebuked.





A computer


About The Author

Rachel Barnard’s greatest accomplishments have been eating an entire half gallon of ice cream in one sitting, winning a boot toss, and writing a novel about herself. Rachel Barnard wishes she were taller, that chocolate had no calories, and that books could be eaten after they were read. Rachel Barnard resides in the Pacific Northwest and loves to dress up, talk about writing and books, and dance. Rachel Barnard primarily writes young adult books, including Ataxia and the Ravine of Lost Dreams, At One’s Beast, and Donuts in an Empty Field (For the Love of Donuts Book 1).