PREAMBLE TO AFTERMATH

The rebellion continues.
The Warrior” stands petulant, defiant;
reliant to emerge from his self-imposed exile.
Rising from the ruins;
billows of smoke amidst the staccato drone of distant sirens.
He has the dubious distinction of surviving the conflagration
with nothing more than a minor scar from a metallic dart.
It all starts with the turn of a latch and an igniting of fuses.
All hell breaks loose in blooms of fire; the resound of incendiary explosions.
You march into the breech and beseech the gods for mercy.
But, it will only come when the end is near,
and you’ve only just begun!

(C) Walter J. Wojtanik – 2016

dVerse Poets Pub – Meeting the Bar: Futuristic Revolution

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20 thoughts on “PREAMBLE TO AFTERMATH

  1. You’ve included some great images and sound effects in this rebellion poem, Walt! I particularly like:
    ‘billows of smoke amidst the staccato drone of distant sirens’;
    and
    ‘It all starts with the turn of a latch and an igniting of fuses.
    All hell breaks loose in blooms of fire; the resound of incendiary explosions’.

    1. I appreciate that Brian. We instill these images and such into minds with the power of our words. In my mind, a better affectation than CGI. In our minds we make the images and and sounds as big and raucous as we want them to be. Imagination is fun to play with!

  2. it begins with that marvellous title and flows like lava in your imagery –
    “nothing more than a minor scar from a metallic dart.” – superb line

    but yet I like your Warrior – popped over for a read of your dialogues – lots of questions, inference and unspoken thoughts there Walt

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