Riddle Dee Dee

Today’s challenge is an Anglo-Saxon Riddle. This is my attempt.

Split in two I am divided                    to bright light and heat
Testing or starting                               defences to the unknown
The schism of nations on how           to settle an argument
Results in a people broken                torn apart and to pieces
A land devoid of life                          nature shrivelled in toxin
Why this choice is made                   by the power of one man?
Scientific dilemma of progress         or destruction with knowledge

Debbie Gravett © 2018.10.28

#OctPoWriMo: Split in Two
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Answer: An atom bomb detonated in testing or war

5 thoughts on “Riddle Dee Dee

  1. I would love it if you’d add this poem or the link as a comment on my number poem: https://unassortedstories.wordpress.com/2018/10/29/i-is-a-number-im-not/

    If you add that I asked/invited/pleaded you to share it, readers will know that I endorse your poem (which basically means I want them to read it too). I could reblog, but somehow I have the feeling the two of them (yours and mine) work best on the same page.

    Fabulous poem.

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