Thursday, October 14, 2010

Da Count in Friday 55-Brought Forth

Once
each child left his mother's womb,
emerged to light,
the welcoming embrace of family.
Sons became men,
had their own families,
worked to provide
by entering the earth's belly,
which nearly became a tomb.
Two months they waited,
relying on a man-made umbilical
before re-emerging
to light
and the joyous embrace
of the world.
*image from Yahoo News


31 comments:

Titanium said...

Perfect 55 for this week! So glad those 33 men came through their ordeal... pretty sure the whole world was holding its collective breath, waiting.

Mine is here.

Monkey Man said...

A miner miracle. Great 55. Thanks for stopping by to read mine.

Brian Miller said...

excellent...it was so amazing to watch them emerge...like a second birth...or rebirth of life for them...wow. nice 55.

moondustwriter said...

this was perfect - each rescue planted another set of tears on my cheeks.

Glad you 55ed for this wonderful success

No need to wait for this 55

Moonie hugs

sheila said...

SPECTACULAR! Oh my gosh I just LOVE this! Beautifully written! I love the whole story. Wonderous coming together of the whole world.

thanks for coming to see me, have a great weekend!

furiousBall said...

nice one! that was awesomesauce

G-Man said...

I'd still be down there cause I never would have fit in the rescue capsule.
Loved your 55 Trini...
Hope you had a Kick Ass Birthday!
*WINK*
Galen

Jannie Funster said...

This and that rescue are 5 star!!

I stayed up so late Wednesday night watching the men come up in that capsule.

Very super-excellent on this! Words actually fail me on these words of yours, so I'll stop talking now.

Prayer Girl said...

The rescue was so dramatic and emotional. It is amazing to think how many people were watching and praying. What a perfect 55.

HERE IS MINE

PG

snowelf said...

A brilliant tribute. Well done. :)

--snow

rebecca said...

Excellent way to tie up this week's 55 to this week's miracle story. I like the symbolism of the cave as womb and how you begin your poem through birth and end in "rebirth." excellent.

KB said...

What a wonderful image that is. Perfect for this week.

gospelwriter said...

This is beautiful, just beautiful - a perfect rendering of this event that could have ended tragically but instead ended joyously. Well done!

Stranger said...

Brilliant!

Alice Audrey said...

That was such an incredible event, to last for so long trapped underground. Great 55.

Hilary said...

Perfect!

PattiKen said...

You couldn't have chosen a better 55 this week than to celebrate this rescue. We all cheer with you.

Dave said...

That's a good poem Michelle. Did you write it? - Dave

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Chilling and terrifying for them, and yet a so beautifully written 55!!!!!!


My 55 is a double whammy this week, two for the price of one. Of course, as always, you need to scroll down below my Friday's Show n Tell.

The link is HERE I'd love to have you stop by for a visit.

Cricket said...

Well done, Lime. What else can I say? Nothin'.

Craig said...

That was simply amazing, wasn't it? Two months. . . TWO FREAKIN' MONTHS. . .

Forget about the world. . . Just let 'em see their families again. . .

Good one. . .

Eric Alder said...

I imagine one of the best thing about getting out of that mine would be FRESH AIR! (Not to mention the obviously claustrophobic conditions)

Craver Vii said...

One of the men reportedly stated that there were not 33 men down there, but 34; that is because God was with them the whole time.

This week's 55 was extra special, Lime.

gautami tripathy said...

This is a very good 55! I was so happy to see them re-emerging from the Earth's womb!


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secret agent woman said...

An astounding story. I live in an area where I've heard many mining horror stories.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Great idea to write a commemorative piece about the story which touched hearts world-wide.

lecram said...

I watched the first in Ann Arbor... then the rest on the flight back. One of those "warm your heart" events that hit me at just the right time. :)

joanny said...

A five star for your poem and a joyous day for those man and their families.

Nice 55er,

Joanny

http://thedowsersdaughter.blogspot.com/

Dianne said...

A heartfelt tribute, we should send our hugs to Chile with this poem, umbilical connection this time!
Dianne
Mine is the not so joyful news end
HERE

Mona said...

That was indeed a miracle. Unbelievable! after 68 days!

S said...

LOL @ Gman, but he wouldnt have fitted down into the mine in the first place, so no worries, Gman!