Photo Challenge #249

Nekneeraj has given us this picture by an unknown artist today.
The Eyes of Death look downward,
Sadness apparent in an empty stare,
Once it had been magnificent,
A structure of standing beyond compare.
Who needs a wall, a fence or bridge,
Borders to keep some out or most in,
A world divided, rich or poor
Evil, betrayal, war no-one could win.
Years of unrest had taken their toll,
Nothing was left now but space
A ruin, a memory, a concrete shell
A testimony to an extinct race.
Rocks and shadows, fear and greed
Hid behind the mind of a coward
Too blind to see his path of destruction:
The Eyes of Death look downward.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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8 Responses to Photo Challenge #249

  1. Sadje says:

    A brilliant poem!

  2. colonialist says:

    A sad reflection of what emerges daily.

  3. msjadeli says:

    Those last two lines really drive it home.

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