Someone asked me about the “Painting With Words” post – the previous post. In response I’d like to share a brief word of explanation.
I’m sure we all grasp the power and descriptive efficacy of words, so the posts are simply word sketches out of my notebook. They are short and concise expressing the pathos and contradictions of life as I see them. In a sense they are word photographs perceived through that wonderful gift, imagination. I enjoy doing them, and as a tool, they have always helped me to reflect far more deeply on life.
I hope this helps clear up the mystery. 🙂
A Child Soldier
Camouflaged and leaning against a dilapidated doorpost, he drew deeply on his cigarette and defiantly blew smoke in to the air. His sunglasses glinted in the sun, and like a barbaric necklace, an ammunition belt hung around his neck. He was just a child, but menacingly dangerous.