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Friday Fictioneers- Forlorn

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Friday Fictioneers- Hosted by Rochelle Wisoff

PHOTO PROMPT - © Jennifer Pendergast

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PHOTO PROMPT – © Jennifer Pendergast


100 words


A forlorn boat,

Recalling its journey of sailing stealthily one night,

Overloaded with men and women

Huddled like cattle

Collected from some poor country

Lured with promises of food, security and job

Chained together

To unknown destination to them

Where slavery and ill fate

Awaits them

Suddenly human trafficker gets a signal

‘Coast guards are on the way to catch him’

In his haste to escape

Forces them to jump in the sea

Leaves them to be buried alive

And sails away with his boat

No one searches for them

No one missed them

Sea hides all signs of crime.


About Indira

I knew all along that life is about, love, compassion, compatibility and friendship, but now I have discovered that life is also about sharing thought, encouraging others and getting encouraged. So here I am with my blogs about life, friendship, love, and whatever life has taught me.

5 responses »

  1. Dear Indira,

    This story goes beyond forlorn. It’s tragic, heinous and despicable. Well done.

    English grammar note: “Lefts them…” should be “Leaves them…”




    • Thanks Rochelle for correcting me. Such a silly mistake on my part. I heard about this news long,long back but could not trace it on Google. It’s heinous indeed. Can you suggest another title. I never find good title. Thanks again you are very kind.


  2. This is so universally true.. the trafficking is worse than sad.. and the people benefiting from the weak are the modern slavers.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. priceless! that pic is fantastic and the poem is so so beautiful!

    Liked by 1 person


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