Monday, July 30, 2012

Saved By The Sign!


GRANDMA'S GOULASH
asks us to write a story in 140 characters.

SAVED BY THE SIGN!

Ned had planned to push Tess off the top.
Beyond was an enormous drop.
But, annoyingly, upon arrival,
He saw she'd ensured her own survival!
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                                 Merewether Beach NSW

ROCKS

A rock is pounded by the sea, over and over again.
But a rock is a rock is a rock....... it knows no pain.
But the human 'rocks' are the carers, those who give up their lives
To nurse disabled children. How frequently one arrives!
One sees them at the market, with a precious burden in tow,
The child who is now an adult, for little children grow.
And the years go on and on and on, and the tide goes in and out,
Each tide bringing aching sleepless hours and loneliness and doubt.
And the rock stands firm as the surges wash over it and recede,
And the human 'rocks' are equally firm, tending to every need.
A rock is pounded by the sea, over and over again.
But a rock is a rock is a rock....... it knows no pain.

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4 comments:

Kay L. Davies said...

Good response to the Succinctly Yours prompt, Brenda, but your rocks made me teary-eyed.
K

Grandma`s Goulash said...

How mean of her to annoy him like that! :D

Rocks was so touching. Lovely!

Pat said...

Excellent SY poem. I liked the rhyming of arrival and survival--perfect; Tess is a shrewd girl.

Your rocks poem is poignant and lovely. It reminded me of a couple in their late 70s who attend the church we attend. Their mentally disabled son lives with them; he's gray-haired now, too. I often wonder what will become of him after his parents die.

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