Friday, March 21, 2014

Friday Flash 55 — MH370

Image: Albuquerque by Bryan Collins

She will not look down -
    will never give up - will
trace invisible contrails
making circles in the skies
over many lands, teasing
blue waters that wave
back, then swell and fold
over stories forever untold -
    while she grows old
looking up (never drown)
as dark arcs deepen
under her arid eyes,
    and time flies.

My post in exactly 55 words written for Friday Flash 5. Next week will be the final week that G-Man will be our Host here. Thanks so much for your many encouraging words, Galen. I will miss you!
.G-Man, who has been our host 


Brian Miller said...

as long as she keeps looking can be hard too because life will wear you down....esp when you see so many dreams unfulfilled....but keep looking up

Mary said...

I enjoy the optimism here. Always looking up...that's something we should always do, no matter which age or stage we are at!!

Laura said...

looking up is sometimes all that holds us up… beautiful 55.

Laura said...

looking up is sometimes all that holds us up… beautiful 55.

G-Man said...

Lydia, I'm afraid this whole episode will not play out so well
But you give us a different perspective...Thanks
Loved your Beautiful 55
BTW.. Next Week is my Last!
And I hope to see you.
Thanks for always being so thoughtful and encourageing.
Have a Kick Ass Week-End

izzy said...

Looking up ! good! yes several difficult years- hoping things will ease a bit for all of us struggling.

Alice Audrey said...

What a lonely way of looking at the world. Great 55.

Rob-bear said...

If you don't look down,
you may trip
over something,
perhaps something

But what do Bears really know?

Blessings and Bear hugs, Lydia!

Kathe W. said...

poignant poem- I cannot imagine going through what these families are enduring.

Margaret said...

I have never been dealt a blow such as this… hope I never am. My heart goes out to them.

susan said...

It's a beautiful testament to the sadness and uncertainty.

kj said...

lydia, isn't it time for a book of your poetry? at least a chapbook?

your economy of words is painterly. more and more so.

love from me

Lydia said...

Thanks, everyone, for these nice comments. And, kj, you are too kind and you honor me with such a statement!

Other Mary said...

How poignant and brave.



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