DECIMATED

It was destruction on a large scale,
for every tenth person was deemed to die.
The wailing and gnashing of teeth; the cry
Of thousands raised up without fail.
Armageddon on the news, no detail

was too small to be left unreported.
Panic spread around the world, supported
By despair and extreme consternation,
Man versus man; nation against nation,
Leaving life as we know it distorted.

© Walter J. Wojtanik, 2015

POETIC ASIDES/ROBERT LEE BREWER – Decima Form Challenge

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2 thoughts on “DECIMATED

    1. Thanks Benjamin. I like the form even though I haven’t explored it fully.Trying all the variations to this one. The Ecuadoran version looks like a “Sestina” type challenge!

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