Saturday, October 29, 2011

Saturday Census: A Study in Black

Ms. Jenny has played a trick on us...but unbeknownst to her, it's a treat for me! Micro-fiction (25 words) using a photo prompt! Right up my alley! Then I saw the photo. Ooooh, she's a tricky one, that Ms. Jenny. 

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Dreams fade
to black

RELAPSE

road  to abyss
of self pity
blinded
weakened
trapped
struggling against
bondage of self
held captive
by chains
of choice

Copyright 2011

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Written in honor of a dear friend struggling against her slavery
to an addiction that shows no mercy. 

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Jenny Matlock

23 comments:

Cheryl said...

Sad one, Polly. I'll keep your friend in my heart.

Christine said...

there would be darkness to an addiction, very sad, hope your friend has many supports, not so lucky for a man in our small town last week :(

Sue said...

Addiction is a cruel tyrant, and you write of it so well. I hope your friend finds light at the end of her tunnel.

I hate this disease.

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Brian Miller said...

nice rip...relapse...dreams do fade to black...and our choices play a big part in that...

Bookie said...

Sad but super work from you!

Mama Zen said...

Excellent write! Best wishes to your friend.

anitamombanita said...

well done. addiction can be about as black as it gets.

Judie said...

Polly, you are a gift.
xoxo

Daydreamertoo said...

Speaking from first hand experience, (thankfully I was not the addict) but, I know now that any type of addiction is sometimes soul destroying both for the addict and close friends and family.
I wish your friend well with tackling hers.
very deep and caring.

moondustwriter said...

gr8!!!
This reminds me of a writing exercise - when words are minimal you need to get the most for each word - you did

Hi Polly have missed you hope all is well

Ames said...

Talking one's self out of the dark. Perfect!~Ames

Bethe77 said...

So sad! Perfect write into the insight of the abyss of darkness. So sad yet so true!
Well one with prompt!
I pray this soul finds her way home out of the abyss of darkness.
Blessings

Jo said...

this left me in awe ...

Anna said...

Dear Polly,
So sad for your friend. You are a wizard with words, though, and can write sparkling texts, poems or prose, out of almost any kind of situation.
Thanks for your fun comment on my post.

Best wishes,
Anna
For the benefit of other readers:
Anna's SC wk 78 'A Study in Black'

Wanderer said...

Sad and very touching. Well done.

Annette said...

Well done. Addiction is so dark and lonely. I hope you friend finds relief.

Reka Sang said...

Sad that addiction takes a toll on so many lives....a good take on the prompt.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Well written. Sad, but true. Chains of addiction are so hard to break. I just said a prayer for your friend. I know your friend is thankful to have your support. laurie @
http://dealingwithmyinnercritic.blogspot.com/

cj Schlottman said...

This is so touching and really speaks to my heart. Beautifully written. I will keep you friend in my prayers.

Namaste.........cj

Gems said...

You expressed this beautifully! So sad.

Buttons said...

Wow I really like this. It is very deep. You did the black box justice. B

Anna said...

Hello again Polly,
I've added pictures that I would like to show you (if you have the time).
Best wishes,
Anna
Anna's SC wk 78 'A Study in Black'

Jenny said...

Addiction. Destroyer of so much.

You captured so many of my feelings here.

And always, always the unrelenting fear of what might be.

Hugs to you Miss Polly.

And prayers for your friend and all who struggle.

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