#frapalymo – Marching Into Oblivion

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Marching Into Oblivion

An unknown enemy
A doomed world
Fleeting hope fighting
For survival
Sand and smoke swirl across the horizon
Raging fires ablaze
Desolation screams through
Isolated valleys
A red orb slowly falls from the dusky sky
Recruited children
Called to fight
Unfathomable war
Machines strapped across
Tiny limbs
Helmets cover vacant eyes
Marching into oblivion

#frapalymo is hosted by @fraupaulchen and is translated by Bee on her blog The Bee writes. Today’s prompt was to pick a photo from the photo artist Vee Speers and write a poem. I couldn’t find the above photo on her website, but the original prompt included an article or a sight where I found it (if you click on the photo, it will take you to that site). All the photos I saw were really interesting, beautiful and thought provoking. I would definitely recommend checking out the other work available on the actual site I have also linked to.



2 thoughts on “#frapalymo – Marching Into Oblivion

    • I don’t know what the children are wearing but I don’t think it’s armor. I was just reminded of armor when I looked at it and this poem emerged. I thought the pictures were interesting but not sad. The poem, on the other hand, could probably be called sad. 🙂


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