Daily Prompt : Pillage

In response to  daily post’s prompt : Pillage

I came across the word, “Pillage,”   when I was studying History, it was mentioned so many times I got tired of it. It has been a while, and now this word is not as bothersome as it used to be. The meaning never changed , those who won the war  are cleaning the house of those who lost., just like they did when I was fifteen. Now they go after much more than silver and gold, they go for black gold. My how times have changed.

I remember   people  leaving their homes which were too dangerous to live in  when riots broke out. They left everything behind and moved to a safer place. Their belongings were looted by the locals, who also ransacked their homes.