This post is the result of a writing exercise that we were tasked with – “Write an Abecedarius” (a story written with sentences starting in alphabetical order). It has been an incredibly challenging assignment for me. After two failed attempts at stories, I decided to try a poem instead. This poem is the result. Needless to say, the time limit was non-existent as I tried to complete this assignment.😰
Armies to the
Content to have been called upon
Dares are raised, promises made
Enemy lines are quickly drawn.
Forced to choose a choiceless path
Grow up fast
Hasten to death
Ink themselves in black,
Just out of puberty
Limp their way to bed.
Merging across the borderlines
Night quickly descends
Orange embers light the sky and
Pierce the inky black.
Quietly, quickly the war
Some with wealth, some with death.