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The blast!



In response to secretkeeper.net’s weekly writing prompt #119. The challenge is to use the 5 words given below (or their synonyms ) in a poem or flash fiction.


The loud blast ripped through the calm of the city

deathly agonizing shrieks echoed far

innocent souls in a stupor, numb with fear

to soak in the effects of the gruesome bloodshed

shattered homes, dead smiles, painful cries

nothing seems right, to the frozen mind

the ghastly massacre leaves haunting images

lives, happiness and smiles, comes to a standstill

humanity plunges into an eerily gloomy silence!

38 comments on “The blast!

  1. daneelyunus
    December 13, 2017

    Nice one

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Megala
    December 13, 2017

    Your beautiful words bring the scene alive in front of my eyes !

    Liked by 1 person

  3. arlene
    December 13, 2017

    Beautiful 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  4. boundlessblessingsblog
    December 13, 2017

    Oh splendid and you have used all five of them in such a beautiful way, Radhika. Awesome poem and true to itself.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Sudalai
    December 13, 2017

    Good use of the words , Radhika . Well done.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Subbashini Meenakshi Sundaram
    December 13, 2017

    Your words deeply described the pain of war ma’am. Felt like I am in that place. You are doing a wonderful job to the society through your writings.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Megha's World
    December 13, 2017

    Vey vivid imagery.. nice use of all the words in the poem. Good One Radhika!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. DeepikasRamblings
    December 13, 2017

    Bloodshed and terror, portrayed, conveys the agonising pain and tears . 👍

    Liked by 1 person

  9. swalia
    December 13, 2017

    Beautiful use of imagery!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. iampharaohmaktuk
    December 15, 2017

    Beautiful description of something so terrible 😦 May the dead be honored and remembered

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Ruchisvegkitchen
    December 15, 2017

    Beautifully written

    Liked by 1 person

  12. balroop2013
    December 17, 2017

    Wishing peace, harmony and love Radhika! Stay blessed.

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Shiva Malekopmath
    December 18, 2017

    Radhika you have done justice
    and the synonyms are aptly used.
    My Pats!

    Liked by 1 person

  14. mukhamani
    December 18, 2017

    Unfortunately this is what is happening. Good one.

    Liked by 1 person

  15. Ashish kumar
    December 21, 2017

    The pain arising from such incidents is depicted perfectly by you in this poem… A gem creation… 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  16. thewritewomanblog
    December 30, 2017

    This poem must be how a day looks in some parts of the world where innocent civilians are bearing the brunt of man’s fury. Prayers and hopes that the next year will see more respect for human lives.

    Liked by 1 person

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