Wednesday, January 1, 2020

darkness bedeviled bright as day

                                                                                               Author Charles J Sharp
Image: Co-existence a rare commodity (here)

the 12 given words:
ring darkness mournful dying, bells 
spire feud peace false hand wild wars

ring of fire
conflagration of red and orange
eruptions bursting into flames
all within the doorsteps
darkness bedeviled bright as day

mournful of the dying
nothing more than collateral damage
nameless lives strewn
left for dead silent
just as the bells
from the highest spire

feuds among nations
embroiled in the pursuit of peace
false hope given a hand
in wild adventures
wars a convenient plaything

MMT's Sunday's Whirligig #247
Magaly's at Poets and Storytellers 


  1. Excellent way to use the "Given Words" Hank. Loved the post.


  2. The last stanza speaks a rather painful truth.

  3. A timely and poignant write, Hank!

  4. That last line... as if war is just a game.

  5. The truth in your ending hits hard. What a creative use of a word list.

  6. A sad truth in your last stanza. The world has shrunk to tweet-controlled drones that kill. Great use of all the words.

  7. You are right on target, Hank, I am sad to say. It seems a game to those who start the fracas, but it is young soldiers and citizens who will suffer and die.

  8. Sadly this seems to be our world Hank... and the wheel keeps turning...
    Anna :o]

  9. We have a U.S. president who sees war as his personal plaything. It's difficult to know where his tantrums will lead.

  10. nothing more than collateral damage - Sadly, It seems like there is more of this going on everyday.