Friday, August 9, 2013

Friday Flash 55 — Rx for living

Bloom where you're planted, so they say.
Appreciate you’re not here to stay.
Honor your roots, till your field of dreams.
Kick up some dust, let off steam -
Trust that land goes fallow and deserts bloom.
Once, twice, thrice be a groom.
Splash where shallow, dive where deep.
Life is not yours to keep.

Written for Friday Flash 55 - My post in exactly 55 words - for the G-Man.


Brian Miller said...

truth there...was just telling someone the other day that i did not choose the town i live in...i have tried to get out of it several times and just cant so i bloom where i am for now...smiles...

A Cuban In London said...

I love that ending, so true. Many thanks. :-)

Greetings from London.

G-Man said...

You don't have to tell me twice...
Let's PARTY!!!
Welcome back from vacation Lydia.
The place just didn't seem the same without you.
Loved your philosophical 55
Thanks for playing, thanks for your support, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

rosaria williams said...

Great advice!

Lydia said...

Brian~ It is admirable the way you have made the best out of living in a place that you do not necessarily relate to. A self-help book on this topic would probably be a best seller!

A Cuban in London~ Your name/title is certainly intriguing! Really appreciated your visit and comment.

G-Man~ So you like to party? hahahaha, everyone knows that! You are so kind to welcome me back after my hiatus. Missed 55s.

rosaria~ I take that as a compliment coming from you. Thank you.

Vanessa V Kilmer said...

Sounds like wisdom to pass down through the ages.

Don't Feed The Pixies said...

firstly on a tangent Field Of Dreams is that most rare of things - a good Kevin Costner movie.

i like this poem a lot - it, and the image, have a Springsteen feel to it and the image made me think of so many things including the JRR Tolkien quote that you have to be careful when you step onto a road, because you never know where it might lead

mythopolis said...

I think this is great, but actually you could have done it in even fewer words...I think a new category might be worth pursuing . Under 55..."Jesus wept." may be the best line in the bible. love ya, dan

Lydia said...

Vanessa~ Thank you. :)

Pixies~ I so agree with you about that being a good Costner movie; I loved that movie.
Wow, a Springsteen feel? Cool!
Thanks for introducing me to the Tolkien quote, too.

Mythopolis~ Your idea is fun(ny). How about a one-word category: "Why?" :)

Anonymous said...

Loved this, thank you

Fireblossom said...

And isn't that then truth. I like your "summer" picture on the side bar.

Lydia said...

Yoyo~ I am glad. Thanks for stopping by!

Fireblossom~ Made clearer every day! As for the pic, it is reallyreally hard to take a bad photo at the Oregon coast. :)

Rob-bear said...

Life, not ours to keep?
Oh, but we think it is!
Then we discover
we get too soon old
and too late smart.

Blessings and Bear hugs!
Bears Noting
Life in the Urban Forest (poetry)

Margaret said...

Awesome first line, and a great message. It is much easier to bloom when at the coast, though :)

Lydia said...

Rob-bear~ Too soon old and too late that's the truth, Bear! Happy to see you.

Margaret~ First line is a quote, but I do not know the origin. I've always loved it. Totally agree with you about blooming at the coast!



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