Silent Witness

by cassie hughes   Jan 24, 2015


There it sits
and stares,
accusing in its immobility.
Its smooth grey form
once pristine in its
sea polished state,
now marred by
rusted brown and
glutinous grey streaks.
What have you done?
it seems to whisper,
hushed amid the swell of tide.
What have you done?
But silence reigns.
There are no words
can give it back the
innocence of clean
and pure geology
it had before.
Before my hand completed
transformation,
from rock,
to weapon,
in one fell swoop.

Written for club prompt challenge

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  • 2 years ago

    by Ben Pickard

    Many thanks for your comments Cassie, but I think I'vesaid before - iI wish I could write half as poetically as you. Wonderful piece

  • 2 years ago

    by Mayday

    Huh - I had no idea what it was going to be! I tried to carefully read through this so not as to miss anything but I think it's interesting how you could give such a thing as earth-made material, emotions - I think that's pretty neat. I always enjoy reading pieces personifying different things. Nice work. :)