Play

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.

Advertisements

12 comments on “Play

  1. matheikal says:

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

    Like

  2. shanx says:

    Awesome again Preeti!

    Like

  3. sharu4ever says:

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

    Like

  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.

    http://cattitudeandgratitude.blogspot.ca/2014/08/friends.html

    Like

  5. nabanita21 says:

    This is heartbreaking!

    Like

Would love to hear what you think!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s