The Cold Cusp War

via Daily Prompt: Cusp

The roads diverged at the end of a scenario

Showing that everything was over

The air was crisp, the mountains bliss

Underneath the grass and clover


The gunshots were heard from across the water

Each family, holding close their son and daughter

The ear splitting noise began to seep

“Let this be over soon,” The soldiers weep


Heaven above heard their cry

No longer did they have to suffer and die

The war was over, the remnants shocked

Yet no more were called cowards and mocked


It was the end of a cusp war

No one knew what the fighting was for

Told it would be over four Christmases  ago

Yet no, they remained fighting friend and foe.


I wrote this thinking about the two major wars that took part less than 100 years ago. I also had an interest in learning about the war and decided to write something about it today. Thanks to the daily word prompt that is! I hope you enjoyed it. Let me know what you think 🙂 .



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Aoibha Walsh

I'm a girl with a passion for reading and writing and going on all sorts of treks and adventures.

9 thoughts on “The Cold Cusp War”

    1. Haha! I never even heard of the word ‘cusp’ before today. I seen it as today’s prompt and I was like: not another day of staring at the screen for another five hours!!! Thank god I wasn’t! I don’t think anyone could put Emily’s artwork and editing to shame!! Thanks to the two of you!

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  1. Poignant! This could easily be written about ANY war. “No one knew what the fighting was for” So true. So wise. Great job, Aoibha.


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