War

This one, written last month, was a combination idea from a game I was playing at the time and an unfortunate topic that recurred in nightmares I used to have as a teen. Odd combination I know but I’m afraid it did inspire this harrowing thought.

War

For what!!

To celebrate the audacity

Of a mushroom cloud

Aftermath

 

No one left but

The ruined statues for

The millions dead

Who will never see

 

Just mutilation

Left to rot and decay

And wash away

In storms of acid rain

 

A ravaged earth

Torn apart

Bludgeoned

And scarred

 

Not even the essence

Of history

Will morn this troubled

Landscape

 

As the ash of a

Previous existence

Now rests in

Polluted air

 

Where memories die

Not even their ghosts

Want to wonder

A dead world

 

Proud nation after

Proud nation

Felled one skyscraper

After another

 

Its people culled

In the name of peace

And protection

Of one another

 

Or so the Powers that be

Proclaimed

When they pressed the button

And all for what!!

 

Copyright © JRFC December 2018

Image from Pixabay

One Room, One Light

This grizzly little number was posted in July last year and was the result of a bloggers challenge.

One Room, One Light

What’s going on in the middle of the night?

That one room with that one light

 

What’s going on in the middle of the day?

The room with the light that never goes away

 

Remember, curiosity can be a killer

Your mind may boil, your body may blister

 

You know what happened to the cat?

It didn’t end well I’ll tell you that

 

The horrific sight, a man and his wife

Both clinging on for dear life

 

Playing a game they thought was safe

Then lightening balls began to strafe

 

The portal opened, a very large hole

A demons hand to take a soul

 

Their bodies were left all shrivelled and white

Just lying their having died of fright

 

Okay I confess, it’s a story I heard

And agree its rubbish, completely absurd

 

But that one room;

With that one light;

Continues to shine;

All day and all night

 

Copyright © JRFC
Image from Pixabay, modified by JRFC

Sunday Best: Haunted

Check out these bad boys (and girl, titter) !!

FREE VERSE REVOLUTION

Our Free Thought Thursday writing prompt this week was Haunted. Every week we will share the top three responses to our prompt; taken from WordPress and Facebook.  Enjoy!

Haunted

Haunted – The Mush from the Hill

Haunted by her gaze
As blood dripped from a fanged smile
He was lost to her

Haunted – Nicholas Gagnier

NG Haunted

Empty Halls – Kristiana Reed

KR Haunted


Look out for next Thursday’s writing prompt and we hope you join in.

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Song’s from the Movies

Another 80’s beauty. Sorry Guys and Gals, it’s my era and genre. This ones from the movie The Lost Boys and covered by Echo and the Bunnymen. What I didn’t know until now was that it was originally done by the Doors, written by Jim Morrison and Robby Krieger, back in ’67’.

The songs older than me (just) !

If you’re feeling up to it I’ve stuck a YouTube link to the promo vid for the song at the bottom of the page but be careful, it’s a bit scary.

It’s a great film, a great song, check it out; you know you want to. By the way if anyone has seen the sequels let me know if their worth a watch.

LostBoys

Echo

 

 

People are Strange

People are strange when you’re a stranger
Faces look ugly when you’re alone
Women seem wicked when you’re unwanted
Streets are uneven when you’re down

When you’re strange
Faces come out of the rain
When you’re strange
No one remembers your name
When you’re strange
When you’re strange
When you’re strange

People are strange when you’re a stranger
Faces look ugly when you’re alone
Women seem wicked when you’re unwanted
Streets are uneven when you’re down

When you’re strange
Faces come out of the rain
When you’re strange
No one remembers your name
When you’re strange
When you’re strange
When you’re strange

Echo & The Bunnymen – People Are Strange (ReMastered Promo) (1987) (HD)
Feature image from Pixabay, modified by JRFC.
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Here I Am Again

Here I am again

Amused by what I see

Watching those sprint by

Don’t know why

Just a thing I do

While I wait

 

It baffles me

Spending your lives

Chasing the dream

It seems like you live

With heads in clouds

Not looking around

 

Trying to get by

On some materialistic high

And a grunt from the weight

Of all that burden

And the choices you make

Why?

 

Life’s short enough

To worry about that stuff

And wake up one day

Look in the mirror

‘When did the years go by?’

A sigh

 

And a knock on the door

You deplore as you run

Down the stairs

To see me there

As I help you up

From your neck breaking fall

 

Copyright © JRFC August 2018
Image from Pixabay, modified by JRFC