TLT: Double Standards

three line tales photo prompt: Scrabble tilesThe Emperor invaded and slaughtered, occupied and conquered, his mighty reign lasting decades, until people revolted and the fortunate among them were presented with boundaries grudgingly drawn, as the lust for power still ensued.

Time passed, memories faded, an arrogant silence fell across nations and those still seeking justice were unduly neglected, as  alliances formed based on economy and wealth, influence and natural resources, with bloodied bodies falling conveniently in far off lands and murder was justified by lofty speeches, while generations witnessed their killers embraced and freedoms selfishly ignored.

The cries of the oppressed were continually drowned out by greed and politics, the veracity of events blurred by the media, until injustice bred violence and the quiet at home was abruptly shattered by bloody explosions and inevitable hatred, leaving the powerful shaken and the bewildered innocent wondering, why us?

Written for Three Line Tales

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Author: Ugly Aphrodite (Available on Amazon Kindle) Ah, the need to get your thoughts out there! Happy reading folks!
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11 Responses to TLT: Double Standards

  1. mandibelle16 says:

    Wonderful lines. You can pack a lot of words and meaningful ones into a sentence. Powerful lines to. I feel the most for the “bewildered innocent wondering.”

    • swritings says:

      Thank you! Though sometimes you wonder if it’s a bit too much (as you try to squeeze all the words into 3 sentences) …. unfortunately it’s always the innocent who bear the brunt of the power game between leaders/countries!

  2. magarisa says:

    Wow, what a powerful, important message you’ve packed into three sentences!

  3. rosemawrites says:

    This is a short yet powerful piece. It speaks a lot of truth, sad truth.

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  5. The sad reality that is our world.

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