The loss of innocence
It began out of nowhere. A deafening raid before the break of dawn. The baleful sound of sirens, of missiles, of bombing.
The first casualty of war is innocence.
It was lost before the sun came out. As children scrambled into basements and shelters, unable to understand what was happening and why.
In a game of power, civilians are the ones most affected. And most cannot comprehend why fate led them here.
It doesn’t matter what war we are talking about, you won’t find winners there. Both sides lose.
And that is the bitterest truth.
Also part of Your Daily Word Prompt