Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Alphabe-Thursday/Flash Friday 55: The Letter S

Jenny Matlock


The Serpent Sings of Secrets Stashed,
where Sufferings had left all hopes dashed,
where Sanity was Sold for Survival's Sake,
where Sadness, Sorrow remained in its wake.

But Songbird Sings of Spirit's Strength
of Soul's Sojourn of Suitable length,
of Self's Silent Search for Salvation's cure
found in His love - Selfless, Salient and Sure.


In addition to Ms. Jenny's Alphabe-Thursday I am participating in Flash Friday 55. This weekly meme is brought to you by G-Man, over at Mr. Know it All. The object is to write a story or prose in exactly 55 words.

I plan to be back to regular blogging after the holiday weekend. Can't wait to see you all again!

34 comments:

Steven Anthony said...

I am partial to the letter S, wonder why?lol....this is well done, those last couple lines, so needed and true.

Maggie B said...

Such an interesting S post, a short story in 55 words, very clever.
~Maggie~

My name is PJ. said...

S, in this case, is for SUPERB!!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Selfless, Salient and Sure
What powerful words! I am so thankful for them.

Brian Miller said...

listening to the songbird sing...hope your trip is going amazing!

Anna said...

May 27th, 2010
Dear Polly,
I am just beginning to get to know you a little. You write really well. Almost to the point that it leaves me speechless! I am not really sure what to say.
But I'll come back if I think of something.
Your poems are something like what I wish I could write every week for this meme, but just cannot do it. My days go with so little time to think!
Your S-post is excellent. (Sorry, I cannot even think of a good s-worth to express this!)
Best wishes,
Anna

Anna's S-words

Julie Schuler said...

salient is a good word. I like sapient, too. You should work that in.

Mary said...

I'm just now starting to find the courage to put words to paper and I want to someday be as creative as you are in this post! It was wonderful!

Mumsy said...

Wonderful S post, and yes you amazed me with so many S words in your poem!

Jenny said...

Polly, what a stupendously superb S stop on this little journey through Alphabe-Thursday!

Really something to take note of.

Thank you for enriching this meme each week with your poetic interpretations of each letter!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Kayak a bit for me, too!

A+

laterg8r said...

fantastic poems every week WTG :D

Tina said...

I don't know how you do it, but you continue to amaze me with your gift. This is always a favorite stop for me. Thanks.

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

Love it! That is an inspiring S!
B xx

thamesarino said...

I've been gone for So long! This seems like a supercalifragilisticexpealidocious day to have a second to take a peek! : )
...sorry, let's guess who's got small kids in the house? :)

Polly, this really was a beautiful post to come and read. I miss my old blogger buddies! I hope you are doing well! : )

Viki said...

You never disappoint. Sometimes they are like tongue twisters LOL.

Amy said...

Between you and Julie S I'm learning all kinds of new vocab! Love your post!

AJ said...

You are one fancy woman!! Great one!

I should get back to Haikus and Flash 55s!

Sarah said...

Polly, your weekly poetry feeds my soul. Your work is so remarkable. I think you need to publish all of these in a book when you reach the end of the alphabet. It would make a fantastic alphabet book for adults. Seriously! ~ Sarah

Cheryl said...

What a powerful 55 and so many S words represented.

Natasha said...

Super salute to the letter S.

I can't believe you did that in only 55 words! Clever!

Best wishes,
Natasha.

Stan Ski said...

Great response to suit the two prompts.

G-Man said...

You were quite successful in addressing all themes attempted today Polly.
Excellent job!
Thank You for playing, thanks for visiting, and have a Kick Ass Week-End...G

Jo said...

Wonderful S post Polly ... you are one talented lady.

Debbie said...

You are very creative in thoughts....me not so much:O) Great S post.

John's comments said...

Suffering sarsaparilla! Some scintillating stuff stored sequentially. my 55 here

Monkey Man said...

Fifty fives can be difficult enough. Kudos for adding a second challenge...successfully. My 55 is HERE .

Alice Audrey said...

Such a sad 55. Have a good weekend.

Vodka Logic said...

I love a positive ending.. thanks for the great 55

Mine is up

Terra said...

Simple super! That was a very nice piece.

VKT said...

This was a wonderful S post for Alphabet Thursday. You are very talented!

PattiKen said...

Very good! Great 55 and simply super S. (But I am partial to R myself.)

Christy said...

this is really beautiful...and is quite meaningful to me right now. thank you!

jeff campbell said...

The serpent and the songbird...I love it...very nice...Peace and blessings

Christy said...

I sit in awe of your talent. Always one of my faves on AlphabeThursday!

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