Sunday, August 20, 2017

Las Ramblas



Las Ramblas


Dinner time in the beautiful tree lined promenade of Las  Ramblas
At the height of a beautiful summer day thronged with locals and tourists
People heading home from work will meet in the local outdoor cafes
Excited to meet and talk with friends about the events of their day

A steak dinner and enjoying a glass of wine from a local Spanish vineyard
The warmth of the sun makes it a glorious end to an otherwise tiring day
Cheers as the group of friends celebrate prosperity, wealth and good health
And the thankfulness of life in a wonderful city where they were raised

Within seconds, total carnage disrupts the joyous celebration
As extremists plow their van through the pedestrian outdoor mall
Total chaos erupts with screams from the bewildered crowds
Not realizing what is taking place as bodies are hurled through the air

People are running, screaming with fear of what's taking place
Bodies lying all around, some already deceased, others maimed and injured
The wailing of ambulance and police sirens can be heard in the distance
Paramedics start to arrive to take care of the injured as bodies are covered with blankets

 Others are huddled together crying and comforting each other
Another attack in Europe, after a spate of attacks in other countries
In the aftermath of the attack, left behind are blood spattered sidewalks
Hats, shoes, clothing and personal items of those who had been injured

Once again, another vehicle used as a lethal weapon by extremists
Inspired by ideologies, minds perverted to kill the innocent bystander
Violence erupting in a beautiful peaceful Spanish community
Enjoying life in beautiful Las Ramblas for some, ended in a violent death

Written by Chris Turner
August 17, 2017.
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