Passed that large field today on the way to work
there were only sheep passively grazing
no indication there of what would soon befall
the rural countryside were I resided
a tiny hamlet quiet and serene undisturbed
nothing for residents to feel perturbed!
Regular route always had that oppressive feel
twisty and narrow vehicles driving fast
little had changed here over many centuries
which was why for me it seemed so safe
returning as the light faded and rain now fell
the need to vomit was hard to quell!
Unusually there was a build up of traffic ahead
and from the direction of the field
a hazy glow seemed meet a low pulsating cloud
roar of motors above added to the plot
soldiers were walking down the road and verge
with their guns drawn did converge!
In the narrow road we were forced to turn back
from this day the road was closed
the military would never leave properties seized
rumours spread a craft had crashed
high levels of radiation detected unsafe to stay
we were all made to move away!
Like so many other rural dwellers we resided
now in large drab city tower blocks
forced into cramped oppressive surroundings
an authoritarian society now ruled
green fields were out-of-bounds to humanity
into a regime of misery and brutality!
No explanation for what transpired in the field
we soon found there were others
all over the country the military now controlled
vast areas of the open countryside
basic foods a luxury freedom was just a thought
in a nightmare the people caught!
The skies were filled with thick black low clouds
sunlight and fresh air had now gone
from a good life to imprisonment and control
within days of that first daunting event
no violence the once free society was disbanded
and a new authority now commanded!
Would there be a future for the now oppressed people?