Thundering light set the sky ablaze
wailing sirens sang a dirge
melding with the panicked voices
rising from scurrying souls
seeking shelter from the arcing flames
tracing a path to death’s door.
Running feet shook the ground
they’re hurrying to nowhere
hoping for the safety of a prayer
coated with blinding smoke
washed with tears streaming on faces
unrecognizable in agony and fear.
The earth trembled
one after the other
time stood still
the silence was deafening –
had war stopped
or was the world gone?
Would a spirit know
who was right
or who won?
This was written for MAGPIE TALES and 100 WORD CHALLENGE FOR GROWN-UPS. This week, 100 word’s prompt was “….the silence was deafening”. Meanwhile, MAGPIE TALES has the above picture prompt for this week. I did not know what to make of the word prompt until I saw the photo and understood what the photo was about. As you see, I have difficulty understanding abstract pictures/paintings. I was also not familiar with Verdun or the artist. It was only after a little research that I understood what the prompt was about.
Check out the links to Magpie Tales and 100 Word Challenge for some gorgeous writing. 🙂
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