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Scorched Earth

Play to win.
Winner takes all.

Tear down what was built,
brick by cumbersome brick.
To the victor go the spoils,
so leave it spoiled.

Withhold.
Deny.
If I can’t have it, neither can you.
Sow the fields with salt;
take grim pleasure in morbid harvest.

Today we’ll light this spark,
and rampage through the night.
The ensuing conflagration
will leave a legacy of ash,
and the land will be barren
forevermore.

This is a Three Word Wednesday post.

8 comments:

Jazzbumpa said...

A song of greed and spite.

Well done.

JzB

February 13, 2013 at 2:26 PM
Helen said...

Very nice!

February 13, 2013 at 4:51 PM
Alice Audrey said...

Scorched earth leaves a bitter harvest, but it's an effective way to get rid of an enemy. Just don't use nuclear fall out for your ash and there will come a time of recovery.

February 13, 2013 at 9:40 PM
Heidi said...

Strong and effective use of imagery. I get a strong sense of anger. Very well written and a cool read.

February 14, 2013 at 12:01 AM
daydreamerdreams said...

Very graphic! Well done!

February 14, 2013 at 8:50 PM
J Cosmo Newbery said...

Dark. But enthralling.

February 15, 2013 at 4:49 AM
jaerose said...

Sowing the fields with salt..feels biblical..ground and salt would probably leave you both thirsty and adrift..

February 16, 2013 at 8:31 AM
jaerose said...

Sowing the fields with salt..feels biblical..ground and salt would probably leave you both thirsty and adrift..

February 16, 2013 at 8:31 AM