Friday, February 26, 2010

Flash Friday 55: 1st Love

dingy grey, stained,
threadbare, worn.

witness to boundless love, countless tears.
victim of night time nose bleeds and upset tummies.
comforter of fears and nightmares.
receiver of countless hugs and sloppy wet kisses.

champion of snuggles.
survivor of "games"
and visits to the laundry room.
number one bedtime partner.

world traveler.
secret bearer.
love retainer.



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 over in Mr. Know it All's comment section.

29 comments:

5thsister said...

I'll be working the next several days (12 hour shifts) so I won't be able to reciprocate on your commentary. Allow me to thank you in advance for visiting me today!

Brian Miller said...

love it! kids are so awesome....nicely put together, great description...

my 55 is up!

Nessa said...

Oh, this was wonderful. Reminded me of my pink and white bear. I miss it so. I think I need to make some in her memory.

Flash 55 - Footsteps

Mumsy said...

Beautiful description! Remind me of time when the kids were growing up..Take care of yourself. I know you are there for me..

Susan said...

I still have the teddy bear my dad gave me at 6. Great 55!
I’m up right HERE

My name is PJ. said...

Adorable....and very well written!

Cynthia@RunningWithLetters said...

I love this, Polly. I have a big soft spot for threadbare faux friends--I still have several myself. Wonderful imagery. Enjoy your day at work!

Peter Stone said...

What a great 55, triggers a whole bunch of memories, not to mention that my son's there right now...

My 55 is Love returned

Alicia said...

Sweet, endearing, effective...fantastic!


Here's mine

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

What an amazing 55 -words writing!
It pulled on my memories.
Thanks, Polly
Betty xx

VE said...

Love retainer. That's better than a mouth retainer! Or a lawyer retainer!

Here's my 55 here

Tracy said...

55 words? I can't limit myself to the 140 twitter characters for a status! don't think I could do 55 words, lol.

Meeko Fabulous said...

I still have my first Mickey Mouse ever that I got on my first trip to Disneyland at five years old! :)

Thom said...

This is a great tribute to children. It's all so true. I so enjoyed reading this. Brought back fond memories of my childhood. Have a great Friday :)

Akannie said...

Beautiful 55,

secret pals are the best!!

Tattoos and Teething Rings said...

Awww, how sweet!

otin said...

They say a picture tells a thousand words, well this 55 painted one good picture!

Buzzard said...

Dare not misplace this love!

Mine's Up: The Loft

Titanium said...
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Titanium said...

Sorry, that was me. Being a dork and forgetting how to type.

*ahem*

What I meant to say was...

That's love, for reals.

Mine is here.

AJ said...

such a nice piece of prose!

Corrie Howe said...

He looks well loved, and the stuffed animal too.

g-man said...

Polly...?
This was very cool!
Excellent 55.
Every parent smiled at this I'm sure.
Thanks for playing today and have a Kick Ass Week-End...G

Tracie said...

Awww. I loved this one. The picture is sweet too. I know he's all manly now but when they are sleeping you can still see glimpses of the little kid that has been left behind.

Willoughby said...

So true! My daughter has a worn, tired looking little lamb that she couldn't live without. What would childhood be without such faithful friends?

shakira choong said...

Oh , I wish I have a teddy bear.
My eldest does not need one, but
my youngest is HUGE on teddy bears.

I agree with everything you wrote,
think that is exactly what
the bear feels to her.

hugs
shakira

Erin said...

Um, is it sad that I still sleep with a stuffed animal? Was thinking about doing a post about it, actually.

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

Ecellent , Polly . Ver well written!
Champion of snuggles...love it.
Adorable boy!
Betty xx

Holly said...

Just about the sweetest thing I have ever read. You have such a way with words. I can just picture my son and his teddy.

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