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Sunday, 22 May 2011

One Stop Poetry Picture Prompt Challenge.

Yet another brilliant interview on this award winning site: http://onestoppoetry.com/  visit and see for yourselves the amazing work of  Walter Parada.

 Thanks to Walter Parada for letting us use this picture for inspiration this week.


Do you claim victory?
Or is that scarlet flag
you wave so openly
just a blood-dripping rag,
acknowledging the need
for the fighting to cease
as dying soldiers bleed
to fertilise the peace?

Who claims the glory here?
Do you appeal for praise?
Or triumph with the fear
from all the dreams you raze?
Who wins when all have lost?
What price the victor’s reign
when set against the cost
of battle’s sanguine drain




8 comments:

  1. One of the best poems I've read for these photo prompt challenges. A powerful piece!

    Do you appeal for praise?
    Or triumph with the fear
    from all the dreams you raze?

    I liked this line the best!

    L Turner

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  2. What price the victor's reign
    when set against the cost
    of battle's sanguine drain

    What price indeed?!! Very well written and thought provoking piece.

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  3. wow. very nice...the only victory is in the end of war...and that being the only way we know to solve our problems...

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  4. That hits home hard. Powerfully evocative piece.

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  5. stunning wonders,


    Glad to see you take many challenges and make valid progress.
    keep it up.

    join us if you can, bless you.

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