Thursday, January 12, 2012

Hostage Heart: Alphabet Thursday/FF55 Offering

single golden thread
‘round our fingers wrapped
pulled taut
binding our
fragile selves

fraying strands
revealing truths:
yearning, thirst
isn’t always love 
rather attempts 
filling void

becoming aware
what glitters
isn't always gold
rather foolishness
flaking away,
hostage hearts revealed

tension breaks
once gilded strands…
spirits freed,
leaving fragment
forever fastened
upon each soul

Jenny Matlock

The Letter H

What can you say in exactly 55 words?


G-Man said...

You sure have got the hang of this!
Holy Cow Girlie, Fantastic!
Heart Throb...
Loved your 55
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

Lavender Cottage said...

I'm visiting from Jenny Matlock -fantastic play of words.

Mama Zen said...

Beautiful 55!

Brian Miller said...

hard wisdom gained in that read...thirst
isn’t always love
rather attempts
filling void

true that....

Christine said...

perfect title for the write, nice one

anitamombanita said...

Beautiful. I'm not sure what else to say. Beautiful!

jeannette said...

Wow, haven't seen a good poem for a while -yours is! With a very psychological slant:)

Splendid Little Stars said...

a joy to read.

J. Kwiatkowski-Schuler said...

Foolishness as flaking gold. Nice.

Claudia said...

...yearning, thirst
isn’t always love ... so often your wisdom in this..

Judie said...

Polly, you have a knack for digging into our souls. Brava!!

Lady In Read said...

loved each one of your 55 words! visiting from Alphabe and glad to have stopped by.. following you now..

Sue said...

Love always leaves its mark, doesn't it?


Sue said...

PS. Even when it's not the "real thing."

Jo said...

oh this spoke to me ... you have no idea how it spoke to me ... beautifully done.

Doctor FTSE said...

Very nice extended image. Thank you.

Esther Joy said...

Hmmm, haven't tried the 55 word thing, but I'm sure you make it look much easier than it actually is!

Jenny said...

what glitters
isn't always gold

Oh Polly.

I wish it were. I wish all the glittery beauty we see was the real deal!

This was so honest and powerful.

Loved it.

Thank you for linking.



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