swing-339255_640So quiet the streets,
So still those old swings remain.
Breaking that silence
Are mothers long wails of pain –
There’s not a child left to play.


Written based on the prompt in The One Minute Writer – Tanka Tuesday. The prompt was “Play“. To learn more about the style of writing. Please check out the original post on TOMW here.


12 comments on “Play

  1. matheikal says:

    Wonderful. You’ve made a picture out of words. A moving picture.


  2. shanx says:

    Awesome again Preeti!


  3. sharu4ever says:

    Such intensity and depth in the word ‘Play’. Too good Preeti.


  4. catchats says:

    So sad and tragic. Makes me think of war torn parts of the world and how mothers must suffer terribly when their children are killed.


  5. nabanita21 says:

    This is heartbreaking!


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