I hope he isn't spinning in his grave! I use the style if not the sentiment but I happen to like the outcome. This particular example is linked to what will be my 6th novel simply called 'Cessation' a SF novel looking at a world that we could be creating right now.
What will happen when the lights do go out?
The fragile establishment will crumble.
Warning signs were there for us all to flout
those left behind have no cause to grumble.
Life for the remainder will be rougher.
The electronic revolution died.
Self-reliance for food makes things tougher.
To change your behaviour - you must decide.
Small is more beautiful in collectives,
life skills rather than pounds are currency.
Days free from useless top down directives,
purer forms of relative decency.
When the rug is swept from beneath your feet
catch the music with a different beat.
©David L Atkinson February 2013