Saturday, January 21, 2012

5th's Sunday Seven: January 22, 2012


One Sip

One sip
crosses line
sanity
changes
course
~~~
desire turns
craving burns
bridges
precariously
built
~~~
wanting off
crazy trip
journey
to
abyss
~~~
hands up
crying out
God
please
help!
~~~
cannot face
triggered plunge
deepest
darkest
depth
~~~
boundaries weaken
beaten down
bottom
finally
reached
~~~
sun shines
through broken
borders...
splintered
soul

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5th Sister's Sunday Seven is a simple themed writing exercise. 
The rules are quite simple if you wish to participate:

1.  Compose a poem, short story, micro fiction, photo montage, etc...that fits into the theme of 7. Examples include, 7 words, 7 syllables, 7 stanzas, 7 stanzas of 7 words, etc.  Use your imagination.
2.  Post a direct link to your blog post within the comments section using a hyperlink or the URL of your post. 
3. Visit at least one other blog who has taken the time to play!

I look forward to reading your contributions!

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Written in honor of a good friend struggling right now

 In addition to the Sunday Seven, this is also my contribution to today's dVerse Poetry Challenge.

11 comments:

Sue said...

Okay, I get it now!

And I get the poem, too...up close and personal, with a family member.

He's in recovery now, thank heaven.

=)

Brian Miller said...

one sip is all it takes...one slight opening and allowing the deisre to take hold once more...nice write polly...glad to see you at dverse...smiles.

Heaven said...

You weave a sad story here...I hope he or she can recover ~

hedgewitch said...

Yes, this paints it clearly. The bottom can be a terribly long way down. Best wishes for your friend, and good to have you with us at dVerse tonight.

Cheryl said...

Watching the bottom rise up to meet a couple of family members. Just lost one Thanksgiving Eve. Wishing you and your friend peace.

razzamadazzle said...

Very powerful poem with its concise format.

Claudia said...

once the line is crossed, the way back is so difficult, better be careful what kind of sips we take... great write here...also love the structure, underlines the way down..

Tracy said...

nice! I am not good at this sort of thing, always love reading when someone can do it.

zongrik said...

addicts always have to stay on the right side of the border, but often can't

G-Man said...

A writing prompt based on a certain predetermined number?
Whats up with that?

tino11 said...

Something new to try! I like that. I am not sure anyone has given it a try yet, so I thought, why not.

http://tino11.wordpress.com/2012/01/23/sds/

As good a place to start as any ;-)

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