NaPoWriMo 2104 Day 3 ‘A Reflection’

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Day three of NaPoWriMo 2014, three days into the 30 day challenge already. You can check out my poems on this site or NaPoWriMo‘s under the participant name ‘My Daily Poem’. Anyway here’s today’s poem…cheers – Nick

A Reflection

All is quiet

No-one moves about this, once-active, household

There is:

No child’s scream of pleasure or pain,
No angry words or light-hearted remarks,
No sound of the water-wheel,
No sheep on the hillside,
No dairy produce fresh from the cattle,
No hustle or bustle of the farmyard,
No quiet moments of contemplation

Nothing in this derelict,
God-forsaken wasteland

Except for:

The broken tiles and rotten beams,
The moss-covered stones and rickety fence,
The empty, charred hillside,
The dried-up river bed,
The stench of rotting carcases

Only

The sun,
The wind
And the rain
Remain the same

Unchanged by man
Unmoved by time

03/04/14

© Nick Ritchie 2014

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