Friday, July 16, 2010

Flash Friday 55: Forbidden Nectar


Sipping the forbidden nectar...

hoping to counter the pain

approaching the very far edges

of consciousness…


drowning the hurt and the fear

into sweet amnesiac oblivion.


Unfortunately, when arising each morning,

the pain remains, accompanied by remorse and regret.


Maybe today will be the day...


finding and fighting for the way


towards truth and wholeness.


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. Come join us and link your 55 in Mr. Know it All's comment section. See you there!

19 comments:

moondustwriter said...

Love your prose my dear. Sadly a true commentary - how far do you need to go to run from the pain???

mine is up here

Susan Deborah said...

I just can't imagine doing this in 55 words. All of you who do this are simply wonderful and brilliant.

This resembles an anthem of the intoxicated: by drugs or any other "imagined" feeling, I can't say.

Joy always,
Susan

Julie Schuler said...

How very sad.

Brian Miller said...

and the truth shall set you free....smiles.

Jenny said...

You can't give up the fight!!!!

Steven Anthony said...

we seem to always be drawn to the forbidon...

Tina said...

You captured that type of pain so well. The line "sweet amnesiac oblivion" is really powerful. Well done, Polly.

Jenn Erickson said...

You have a gift with words and prose. Thank you, as always, for sharing your talent Polly!

Thom said...

Excellent. Sad but true :) We trudge on :) Have a great Friday :)

PattiKen said...

You really captured the dilemma of the addicted. There is no escape in a bottle, any kind of bottle. Tomorrow always comes. Well done.

Eric Alder said...

Nice 55! It reminds me of something I read somewhere…
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Monkey Man said...

Ahhh surrender. So many times we must reach a bottom first. I have heard the bottom is when you stop digging. Great 55. My 55 is HERE .

G-Man said...

Polly...
I'm sure this one is very meaningful to many of our followers. You ROCKED This one Out baby!
You get better and better each week!
Great 55 Sistah!!
Thanks for playing today, and have a Kick Ass Week-End...G

G-Man said...

Did I tell you how much i Loved your New Avatar..Tres Chic!!!

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

All the "forbidden" things sound like nectar.
What a great 55! Sad but so true!
Happy weekend!
Love and hugs
B xx

Weezer said...

This is really heavy, Sister. So true for so many people.
Nicely done. How's Dad? And Mom?

Joanna Jenkins said...

Nice job. I'm always amazed at how much you can say in just 55 words.
More please.
jj

kavisionz said...

Ooohh.. guilt huh?
Everything seems sweet till it hits you! :)
Wonderfully put, I must say!!!
Have a fun weekend!

John's comments said...

Ooh southern guilt - pass me the red-eye hidden in the Bible. Sadly, my evil employer expects me to work occasionally for my wages and this week has meant a whole lot of lobbying, prize-giving, speech-making, and back-room politicking - oh and lots of trains and planes. So thanks for dropping by and the comments. I would add that the story has no reference to anyone I know - living or dead. And that mean my wife...because she reads the blog.

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