Urban divide

Conflicts rather than outright wars are the norm today. Often a lot of violence is involved in these conflicts. It involves civilians (and not the armed forces) and arise from within the cities.
Structures that promote division of city population promote conflicts and violence.
Prompt  ….

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

The arch-way was constructed to provide a shaded path to the royals. Some 100 years ago, the revolution forced the royals to flee.

Today the rich live near the old palace while the poor occupy the other end of the city and they still serve the old and the neo-rich; and it breeds dissatisfaction & conflict. The divisive arch-way is crumbling but may last for another century. A man-in-green continues to plant ficus-seeds in the crevices.

He hopes that the seeds take roots and brings the arch-gate down. It may unify the citizens.

Words ~ 91
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Thanks for the prompt Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. SHALOM.



46 thoughts on “Urban divide

    • So glad you appreciate the goal. Ficus often grows on roofs and walls of old buildings and if left are known to break down whole buildings.
      Thanks for the read and response.

  1. Loved the tone in this. Like the end, reminded me of pictures I’ve seen of anti Vietnam war protestors putting flowers in the barrels of the police guns.

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