Friday, April 7, 2017

She Laughs No More - a Poem for Day Six of PAD (April 2017)

I'm a little behind, but I hope to catch up today. 

Here is the prompt for day six of PAD:

For today’s prompt, write a poem about a sound. The poem could be about a small sound, a loud sound, a happy sound, or a creepy sound. And yes, music sounds count as well.

Photo of a Downed Metal Fence by Linda G. Hatton
Her Footsteps Are Gone

She Laughs No More

Restless child
murmurs sleep,
grasping sheets
for something
to hang onto—
comfort, peace.

Screeches fill
the midnight sky,
abduct innocence,
pillage dreams
rumbling underneath
imaginary safety
of shuttered

Tiny fingers
from the futile
of adult guidance—
none left
in her world
as she takes
her final

in the distance,
a church bell
and clangs,
the only sound
in the rubble.


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