Devastation

Michelle #103

A furyed lake of rain recedes,
surrendering domestic secrets and children’s treats
smashed and sullied by nature’s ruination.

The silvery stars,
too far away to see the devastation,
are innocent of blame
for their untimely celebration.

Fair-weather trees in mock jubilation
display a tactless splash of freeze-framed fireworks
proclaiming sham victory
as if sarcastic imagery is a witty way
to cover up the tragedy.

Shattered lives are revealed by eyes
reflecting desolation,
as friends and strangers nobly rise
to aid the restoration.

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Written for:

 Michelle’s Photo-Fiction 103 – with a bit of poetic licence; the above image doesn’t display a hurricane’s devastation, but I feel it’s appropriate,

and  The Daily Post’s Word Prompt: Witty

©Jane Paterson Basil

12 thoughts on “Devastation

    1. Thanks, Ivor… my son has been looking up crazy sites on the internet, and he says that “the aliens” are watching over us, and when we screw up badly enough to prove that we’re too incompetent to get out of our mess, they’re going to come down and save us…
      I’d like to believe that, but if I was an extra-terrestrial being checking out the Universe, I think I’d steer well clear of planet earth, despite its beauty 😉

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