Senseless And Staggering

It stood for centuries.
Tall and proud.
It reached to the skies.
It made people look to Heaven.

Gargoyles and stained glass
Spires and arches.
Witnesses to war and revolution
Witnesses to sorrow and joy and awe.

The backdrop to vacation pictures.
The scene of daily prayers.
The inspiration for a story.
The work of ordinary people.

Flames.
Racing through.
Eating through.
Breaking through.
Flames everywhere.

Devastation.
Broken windows.
Crumbled stone.
Shattered spires brought low.

Some things saved.
Some things forever lost.

But she will live on.
In memories.
In pictures.
In Paris’ dreams.

April Writing Prompts

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