Ligo Haibun Challenge – Emptiness

Emptiness! That is what I felt as I looked at the war ravaged land. I cannot tell you the name of the place so ravaged by state-sponsored atrocities. However, the once-beautiful city was littered with bodies while the few remaining survivors sobbed. No house had a child anymore; such was the government’s tactic.

Barren land..

infant wails

from unknown place

This was written for the Ligo Haibun Challenge.

 

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26 thoughts on “Ligo Haibun Challenge – Emptiness

  1. War time is a terrible time and the picture you have painted with your words says it all Padmini. Unfortunately state sponsored atrocities are becoming so common everywhere in the world. It seems the whole world is burning. Excellent post my friend.

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