General Poetry posted November 26, 2018

Not yet exceptional. When the exceptional rating is reached this is highlighted
War is messy

Messy Business.

by tempeste

The author has placed a warning on this post for violence.
His wounded leg caused him great stress yet nevertheless
the soldier advanced wielding his sword merciless -
cutting down the enemy like a farmer in harvest season.

He left a trail of severed hands, limbs 'n heads
and numerous agonizing, butchered bodies for dead .

With surgical precision, his blade slided
through muscle 'n organs and shattered bones -
blood, guts and vomit covered the cobblestones.

As he looked back, victory he roared
his face was painted with his victims' gore.

The stench of death filled the air --
soon decaying flesh full of maggots
will be impossible to bear.

War is a smelly bloody mess --
hopefully we will never have
to deal with its ugliness.

What A Mess! writing prompt entry
Writing Prompt
Write a poem about a mess! As long as your poem is about making a mess, or encorporates the topic of messes, anything goes. Creative approaches are welcomed. Contest voters will be asked to consider the topic when making a choice for a winner. Now let's get sloppy!
Pays one point and 2 member cents.

Save to Bookcase Promote This Share or Bookmark
Print It View Reviews

You need to login or register to write reviews. It's quick! We only ask four questions to new members.

© Copyright 2020. tempeste All rights reserved. Registered copyright with FanStory.
tempeste has granted, its affiliates and its syndicates non-exclusive rights to display this work.