Aftermath by Kasey P.

The stench.

The stench of death lay heavy on the land;

Like a thick blanket of fog.

The dead and the living lay side by side on the soft, but broken, grass.

The dead lay motionless, wounds stitched into their cold, pale skin like a collection of tattoos.

The living lay filled with pain, their words few but thoughts many;

Wallowing in their prolonged suffering.

The unscathed are few and scattered like leaves in the breeze;

Scurrying between the dead and alive alike, picking up anything salvageable.

Although some escaped the physical harm, War left its fingerprint on all;

No one would forget it, no one would forgive it.


Posted on May 8, 2018, in Student Writing. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Wow Kasey this is amazing! It totally captivated me! Awesome job! 😆😊💙

  2. This is an amazing piece, Kasey! So vidid and emotional.

  3. Great job Kasey! Kind of gruesome but that doesn’t take away from the beautiful structure and the story behind it, those last lines are really powerful 😀 Love it 🙂

  4. Bridget Bishop

    So much detail! great job on describing the setting and story.

  5. This so descriptive and haunting. I really love the effect it has. It’s really beautiful!

  6. This is so creepy, I LOVE IT!

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