Thursday, November 18, 2010

Alphabet-Thursday/Flash Friday 55: I is for Inebriation


Insecurity the cause
Isolation the means
Insanity the result

Irrational excuses
Insidious disease
Inescapable grasp

Internal battle
Incapacitated will
Inevitable the injuries

Infidelity in
this worshipping
of false idols
discovered in dregs,
of indulgent, insatiable,
impulsive imbibing.

God’s insistent, indeed.
Incredibly forgiving.
He alone ignites the initiative...
insight, necessary to face those
inconvenient, important
truths.

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Jenny Matlock

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Flash Friday 55 is where you must compose a poem or short story in exactly 55 words. For more information on this meme, or to participate, please go visit G-Man at Mr. Know it All. 

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Image above courtesy of TLC and Google Images

35 comments:

Jackie said...

Hi Polly, that was an amazing poem . you have some incredible I words in there and it all makes sense ! very interesting.

mle said...

Wow! that's a lot of truth in I's!!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

This is wonderful! I will be thinking about this for the rest of the day.

sarah said...

amazing! what a wonderful thursday post! thanks for sharing! blessings..s...

Brian Miller said...

yes indeed...it becomes a way to numb the pain but also the heart...

NatureGirl said...

That is amazingly beautiful. You have a great talent. Happy Alphabethursday!

Gina said...

Wow!!! Lots of "I"'s, LOL!
Very clever - great job!
:) Gina
http://ginahickman.blogspot.com

Theresa said...

Inspirational!

Jingle said...

invaluable i poem.
insightful message in 55 words.
well done.

Monkey Man said...

What an apt description of one caught in the grips of alcoholism.

My 55 is HERE .

sheila said...

Wow.!
That was just something! I read it twice, what a great piece!

Mine's up HERE

magiceye said...

that was brilliant!!

G-Man said...

Your fantastic Talent Polly-Anna Increases week by week!!
Loved your word play and 55.
You Rock The Ionosphere!!
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End...G

Teresa said...

Incredible! I love this. Who would have thought so many I words worked for this topic. Ironically my Alphabe-Thursday is about wine. http://edenhills.wordpress.com/2010/11/17/intoxicating/

Here's my 55. http://razzamadazzle.wordpress.com/2010/11/18/mandt/

lissa said...

great use of all those I words

moondustwriter said...

Sadly the insatiable thirst has pulled many into it's hold

very poetic and a strong message

thanks and happy weekend

moon smiles

Nessa said...

I love the way you can make all of those words make sense and still flow smoothly.

Mona said...

Wow! this is beautifully written. And with so much meaning in such economy of words too !

•••Mumsy••• said...

You're just amazing with words! This is really wonderful and insightful "inevitable the injuries.."

izzy said...

The "if only's"
the insanity !
I like the way you put this together- good one, Thanks !

Jerry said...

Wow, an Ipoem. The resolution is at the end if I have the "I's" to see it.

Pelican Joe said...

In the words of one of my favorite characters "Inconceivable!".

TALON said...

A serious problem you expressed beautifully.

Judie said...

Polly, this poem has much meaning for so many people today! Great post!

Eric Alder said...

Intriguing indeed!
(I idolize it!)

Claudia said...

feel like an "i" myself after reading this...lol...nice write and so true..

drollgirl said...

you are such a good poet! i have to re-read it!!!

Splendid Little Stars said...

magnificent, Polly! You are an amazing wordsmith!

kavisionz said...

Wooohooo!!! And you are simply incomparable!! And this poem - incredibly instructive in the learning of many I words! :)
I am indebted to you for this one!!

FABULOUS!!

Su-sieee! Mac said...

So precise.

Tina said...

Wow. Amazing, powerful, personal. This is my favorite of yours now. Your talent is multiplying as I watch. It's a great ride! Keep up the good work on ALL fronts :-)

Cheryl said...

Blissfully escapable. Thankfully with help.

Beautifully written. From the depths of deepest darkness we all rise.

Jo said...

you never cease to amaze me with your talent.

Lourie said...

I like that poem a lot! It speaks the truth!!

Jenny said...

Hard truths all wrapped up in a package of words that flow together in harmony and accord.

This was amazing, Miss Sister.

Touching and profound and such a wonderful, wonderful stop on our little journey through Alphabe-Thursday's letter "I".

A++++++++++++

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