When the vista is obliterated by history

This post is part of Weekend Writing Prompt: the word is “vista”, the length to be 29 words!

Retraced ancestral path

Standing in the “door of no return”

The beauty of the vista before me obliterated

I see instead anguish of fore-parents

Shackled, stolen into slavery

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enslaved Africans kept at this holding dungeon were taken through this door, loaded to ships and taken across the Atlantic never to see home again

Thank you for reading! Maybe too heavy a topic for a weekend prompt but this is where the word “vista” took me😢

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