However, now

By: Eloise Roberts (School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Eng.)
Competition Year: 2016
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The rustle of the wind, then the silence is expected but never satisfies.
The mocking birds finish their tune yet that still does not bring the satisfaction.
Maybe after the crickets rest their legs, a single peaceful moment can be enjoyed?
No one can see it coming.

engines roar through forests
hammers crash down on construction
rockets boom out of sight
tyres screech into the night
sirens scream their presence
phones bing for attention.

However, now
Tokyo can whisper to London
Moscow can shout at Washington
A single buzz can diminish 1000 kilometres in sight and sound
and no one saw it coming.
Days of travel reduced to hours!

This lack of satisfaction of the past does not relate today. What we accept as stillness has shifted. for both connections and unity.
And no one can see what's coming.
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