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Strategy gone Wrong

Photo copyright Iain Kelly: Strategy
Photo copyright Iain Kelly: My title for the photo is, Strategy.


No stopping unless you pay:

No entry to the city without the App.

No speeding, but be quick.


Ghostly images:

Abandoned buildings:

Death stalks a city.


Blackened windows scream:

Sounds reverberate, deserted pavements:

Walls bow, Smashed roads.


Empty doors cry:

Every thing turning to dust:

In the hollowed out city.


Devastating decay:

Life expired:

Strategies gone wrong.

yep it's me
yep it’s me




Trying something new this week: I am not sure about line three, nearly deleted it and placed [Deserted pavements] in it’s place.  I would welcome comments.

Thank are due to Iain Kelly for the photo, and to PJ for the opportunity to try my various writing styles. Mike



This Post Has 16 Comments
  1. Excellent Michael. I absolutely like the rhythmic sing song sense of beat and movement leading up to that closing line. Bravo! By the way should it have been strategies? Just checking.

  2. A well expressed poem, Michael. It really brings out the dark, unwelcoming side of run down inner city areas to me. I also think the line ‘No speeding, but be quick’ works well. I think it gives the impression that the city is not somewhere many people want to linger for long.

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