Thursday photo prompt: Wishes. #writephoto

This is my entry for Sue Vincent‘s Thursday Photo Challenge.

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They passed the wishes tree every day on their way to school. It was a sight of wonder every colour under the sun.

Beautiful rainbow hues that touched the eyes and the soul in equal parts. As children they had no idea what the rags and colours were for, assuming that they were wishes,hopes and dreams.

When they grew they learned the true meaning of the ribbons. Sadly they began to understand what the tree represented.

Each ribbon was a soul who had been “Disappeared” Father’s, brothers, husbands,sisters, mothers and daughters. Gone, either buried in a mass grave or languishing in a jail forgotten by their captors.

The ribbons showed that they were not forgotten by their loved ones and familes.

As the children grew into adults they lost friends and family to the evil forces that ran their country. So they either tied a ribbon to the tree or worse their lives were represented there by their favourite colour.

The Disappeared

Such a sight to see

So many disappeared souls

Displayed on the tree

The oppressed who have no choice

Ribbons here give you a voice.

29 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. syncwithdeep
    Jul 12, 2018 @ 13:27:24

    awww… so touching


  2. Iain Kelly
    Jul 12, 2018 @ 14:04:44

    Such a touching story, tragic and heartfelt at the same time. Well done.


  3. James Pyles
    Jul 12, 2018 @ 14:16:35

    I wrote something similar, except that the cloths represent the wishes of the lost, all the lost children.


  4. Sue Vincent
    Jul 12, 2018 @ 17:08:04

    What a sad tale, Willow, esspecially as it echoes real tragedies.


  5. Ritu
    Jul 12, 2018 @ 18:46:36

    This is really touching sis 😍


  6. anuragbakhshi
    Jul 13, 2018 @ 07:11:11

    That’s so sad 😦


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  8. notestowomen
    Jul 13, 2018 @ 17:41:44

    A heart-wrenching tale and moving tribute to disappeared but not forgotten.


  9. OBA
    Jul 13, 2018 @ 19:17:01

    Touching story.


  10. Betty Hayes Albright
    Jul 13, 2018 @ 23:02:41

    Poignant and touching, Willow. πŸ’“


  11. robbiecheadle
    Jul 17, 2018 @ 05:35:12

    A wonderful response to Sue’s prompt, Willow.


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