Friday, April 23, 2010

Friday 55-Flight

*image from secondattention.org



Danger approaches
but I am paralyzed.
Fear finally moves my feet
though I plod through quicksand.
As the chase continues,
my muscles strain
until I find solid ground,
gain speed.
The predator closes in.
I feel his hot breath,
know he will overtake me
with one lunge
until
my final surge
sends me safely skyward.

19 comments:

Craig said...

Whew! Glad you made it safely!

Nice bit of wordsmithery, Lime. . .

G-Man said...

Wow Trini...
This was fantastic!
I wish it were so easy to elude our demons...You Rock!
Great 55..
Thank you for this gem.
And please fly skyward to a Kick Ass Week-End...G

furiousBall said...

this was really good! the accompanying illustration too!

John's comments said...

Good stuff. See if you can spot the lyrics in my 55 words

Brian Miller said...

whew! wish i had the power to fly...nice 55.

mine is up!

S said...

Fly away, fly!

Sh@KiR@ CK said...

To be able to fly... WOW..
Wonderful words...
Mine is here

Have a FANTASTIC FRIDAY now!
hugs
shakira

lecram said...

Beautiful!

Hilary said...

A dream? Your last job? Or ET? Whichever it might be.. it certainly conveyed suspense. Nice.

PattiKen said...

Wow, great imagery, Lime. That sounds just like one of my recurring nightmares as a kid. Have you been channeling my psyche?

(And my captcha for this is "pattical." Cue Twilight Zone music!)

Jessie said...

your imagery here is fabo. i really enjoyed this.

~Dragonfly~* said...

Excellent writing... I don't know how you do it on a regular basis!!! You should start writing a book....

Craver Vii said...

See. I TOLD you it was a bad idea to eat a sandwich before going to sleep!

Neat story. I imagine this tale lends itself to taking flight, and from some of the comments, it appears that others do to.

Jingle said...

powerful 55,
I wish I can fly,
cheers!

Craver Vii said...

... do too. It appears that others do too. Sheesh, my spelling has just gone down the toilet lately! I used to be the guy who never spelled anything wrong.

Lulda Casadaga said...

one day we will fly! :0
Great 55 and love the illustration.
Have a fantastic weekend!!

Jocelyn said...

I don't like feeling you as the prey; I like you as predator...well conveyed!

Cosima said...

I had the same dream. One of a few nightmares that I remembered even after waking up. I think it's because it had a happy end.

Dave said...

An interesting little poem Michelle, written about the picture? - Dave