November 5, 2009

Past, Present, Future--Friday Flash 55


The trauma of the past came up often, memories like post-it notes stuck all over thoughts.  Often thinking of the future, what could be, should be, won't be.  Whirling thoughts shifting like the wind in the mind.  A child laughs, suddenly all is still, the post-it notes taken with the wind--it is the present.

I counted post-it as one word:)  Have a great weekend everyone!!!

Every Friday write a poem, story or limerick of 55 words, no more, no lessAnd then report to the G-Man!

18 comments:

Chef Kar said...

I love contracted words ~ gives us a bit of leeway! I really liked what you did with yours. It is a reminder that it is the present we live in and have to deal with. We cannot change our past or fortune tell our future, but must strive to live in the now. Important lesson. Great 55.

I enjoyed seeing photos of your son. I tend to look at my children when days were better, longing for them to return. Today I am grateful for the present though because it is all I have. And, in spite of the past ~ they are all gifts to me. We can choose to grow stronger through our struggles or wilt...you seem to be growing. I hope, like you, that Zach will come around and grow too.

Have a peaceful weekend.

Chef Kar

My 55 is posted: Flash 55 ~ Awakening

Brian Miller said...

love the analogy of the post it notes, i can just see them everywhere. great 55.

mine is up.

Hootin' Anni said...

I like the expression about thoughts and wind! Excellent 55.

Mine is Pepper Sprayed today. Click Here and scroll down beyond my Friday's Show n Tell to find my 55. Have a glorious weekend.

Gin said...

Oh this was beautiful. I just saw the pictures of your son that you posted. He is a beautiful child. I too hope that one day he can return to being true to himself. Much love and strength to you.

Dr.John said...

Memories bad and good are like that.
Well done

I have finished my 55.
You’ll find it

HERE.

Lou said...

Awww..Mom...I could relate.

I hope you find a ray of sunshine in the present.

G-Man said...

MOM...Once again you display awesome creativity and talent!
Excellent 55...
Thank you so much for this thoughtful story...YOU Rock!
I LOVED your pics from your previous post as well...:-)
Have a Kick-Ass Week-End...G

clean and crazy said...

he has a nice smile. a moment of silence for the addicts who still suffer, is where i find solace today. i hope he finds it sooner then later.

clean and crazy said...

oh great 55 by the way, i just happened to scroll down to the other posts, the warrant and pictures.

Syd said...

Thanks for this. Trauma of the past is something that I work at leaving behind.

Tall Kay said...

I sure wish a big wind would come along and blow away all the post-its in my head! It seems that many of us were thinking about memories this week. This was a beautiful reminder of what I'm missing today if I stay focused on the past. Awesome 55!

Barbara(aka Layla) said...

I think a lot of us can relate to this. I so enjoy your FF 55s!

Larry said...

Geat 55...ike your style of writing it's nice and you express your self so beautifully. Wish that I could of helped you with the posting of a link lesson I'll be glad to try it again if you'd like me to it isn't hard maybe confusing but not hard. Great 55 keep on playing because I look forward to your posts.
Larry...
True Loves

Madison said...

If wind takes away the trauma, let it blow, all day, every day. Great 55.

♥ Boomer ♥ said...

This is so great. A child's laugh always brings us to the present. A lovely 55! ♥

Mona said...

Only the present is real!

Mama Zen said...

This is gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!

Mom of Opiate Addict said...

Thank you all for the wonderful comments. I have found playing Friday Flash 55 as another outlet but much more fun and creative. It keeps my mind in the present for at least a tiny bit;)