Thursday, February 10, 2011

Da Count in Friday 55-A Hug






I was fine 
until someone asked.
Cracks formed in the dam,
threatening a torrent of tears.
I reinforced the walls.
I was fine
until the next person asked.
I tried to wave her off,
but she drew me in,
closed the door,
held me close.
The flood of tears
was no match for her shoulder.

27 comments:

Craig said...

I got one for you right here, if you ever need it. . . You know I do. . .

G-Man said...

Grrrrrrr......
You have had an emotional week thats for sure Trini.
Loved your 55.
Thanks for taking the time to play.
Have a Kick Ass Week-End...G

Susan in the Boonies said...

Although I don't know the reason for your sadness,

your poem was beautiful. I could understand and relate to every line.

Brian Miller said...

yeah...i know this one...it was probably the best thing that could have happened...a good cry.

Hilary said...

May you always have a hug when you need it.

Always Write said...

People always willing to give a hug. :(

Mona said...

Cry all you can. Sometimes we need tears to flow...

((HUGS))

moondustwriter said...

Some days require a good cry and bigger hugs. I hope for better, sunnier days inside and out for you

big hugs from the moon

Belinda said...

This is so beautiful and the sentiment is quite familiar. May you always have a shoulder to cry on when you need one.

Austin said...

"I was fine until someone asked"

I loved this line! Very grabbing.

Without Words is my 55 this week.

Suldog said...

Sometimes you need someone to grab you and hug you and give you 'permission' to let it out. Good friend you've got there - big time.

Jingle said...

love the way you showcase your sentiments,
very creative and pro work on 55.

Happy Weekend.
Blessings for you.

secret agent woman said...

Been there. Hugs are healing.

TALON said...

It's a real blessing to have some comforting arms when everything is spinning out of control. Those tears can be cathartic.

Sad, but lovely 55.

Lori said...

Nothing like a good cry and a sincere hug from a good friend. Hope it helped. I don't know what I would do without the hugs I get. XX

gautami tripathy said...

I can relate to this....

lined up...

Craver Vii said...

I am too ticklish to cry when someone grabs me. Sheesh, that would be awkward.

Maybe if they just use a turkey feather and cleanse your aura, you could avoid the tears. Don't they offer that service at your wellness center?

But then, sometimes you may just need to cry. I'm glad you had someone there for you. Have a slamming weekend!

Doctor FTSE said...

Let it all out! A good weep cleans the eyeballs as well as the heart.

Mama Zen said...

I've been there. Beautifully written.

Monkey Man said...

Nicely written.

hedgewitch said...

It's that line about being okay till someone asks that I really felt--that brings on the tears, and when someone says "Go ahead, it's okay to cry" that stops them like a brick wall for me--but a hug doesn't have to say anything, just be what it is.

Great 55--I always love coming here.

RNSANE said...

Your 55 almost unleashed my held back tears. They are always there, under the surface. I've been going through so much since my job loss in massive budget cuts- 21 years as a forensic nurse with San Francisco! At 64-1/2, with a mobiity disability, there was no more work for me. I loved my job and never wanted it to end.

My 55 is at:
http://rnsane.blogspot.com/2011/02/friday-flash-55-happy-valentines-day.html

cathy said...

oxoxo

G-Man said...

(((Big Hug)))

S said...

oh thats really good
angst is so good for poetry

Mother Theresa said...

It's always good to have someone to hug. I hope things will be looking up for you from now on, but that you'll always have a shoulder available to cry on, just in case. Mine's far away, but it's here if you need it. :)

Kavita said...

Oh maaaaaaaaaaaannn..this is so relatable! It all seems okay till someone asks... and then, after that, everything just becomes uncontrollable!! sheeesshh!!

An excellent 55, my friend.. too close to heart..