Apr 22, 2010

NaPoWriMo # 22: Old Enemies

Old Enemies

The day started as abruptly
as a bomb reverberating
outside the cold war shelter,
the shelter that was never use for
the bomb that never dropped.

The doors of the shelter were
covered in rust,
flowers filled the fears
of tomorrows predicted to
be replaced by mushroom clouds
instead of flinching, crouching under desks
we are all dizzy from the Wall
crumbling in 1989.

While we walked
the emporium of cold war relics,
a squall was building,
a fierce psychosis of false security,
as the loan bombers,
replaced the normal old enemies,
that once could always be
reachable
by a red phone.


April 22, 2010

This poem was based off a prompt at Read Write Poem that showed a Wordle.
Here is a Wordle made from my poem. You can make a Wordle to by going to http://www.wordle.net/

6 comments:

Dan Rako said...

That was a time and place, wasn't it? Duck and cover: as if!

Nice work.

thelaughinghousewife said...

I really like what you've done here. I was working on a poem about the wall (called '1989') that arose from the prompt but I couldn't get it to work and had to abandon it. Well done!

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Andy Sewina said...

Nicely reported!

cosmicmermaid said...

Wow. You made the words completely bend to your will for this poem. Evocative and daring, quite wonderful all around.

jimmmaaa said...

Thanks for the comments...this one came rather quickly, at least the beginning.

lucychili said...

it is amazing to see
those words fit into such
diverse poems
well done