Friday, May 22, 2009

Heroes and Heroins

My hero flails
no anchor to steady
his course

Adrift on becalmed seas
time and tide compete to
draw him down

Be careful love,
below lies a watery grave

Do not purchase that one
way ticket yet. There is a
place, a harbor dry and safe.

I know the way
I've never been there.

Your Friday is starting as mine is finishing and the weekend is getting closer by the second. Can't think of a better way to end the working week, than with a 55. I'm off to bed, I'll be around to read your 55's tomorrow (my Saturday), hope y'all have the best Friday ever. :)

If you've written a 55 words, no more no less, drop
in on G-Man, leave a comment and he will pay you a visit.



  1. Lovely words about a most intimate danger.

  2. what could have become a tragedy is warded off by hope... very lovely poem...

  3. Another "thinking poem". So many possibilities. So many ways to go.
    Well Done.
    Very well done.

  4. Beautiful! You set such a tone in so few words.

    I really feel like an amateur in the company of many 55'ers, but what the is fun!

  5. Nicely done, Eaton. I love the last line.

  6. Such a beautifully creative mind you have Eaton.
    It's a pleasure an an honour to have you share with us all every Friday.
    Thank You so much..
    Have a Great Week-End...G

  7. Hee -- you said "y'all."

    Hope you have a great weekend!

  8. Hi Eaton
    Loved your pic of the sea, and the delicious poem.
    Here we are on the North Coast of NSW - in flood. The Tweed River almost burst its banks two days ago but the sun is out now here. However, more than 20,000 people have been evacuated from their homes further down - horrors!
    They are having a terrible time.
    The sea here is really something - the power of those waves (up to 6m and 9m swell) have been beyond belief.

  9. Heroes need no anchors only wind in the sails and a general idea that somewhere out there is a harbor calling him and his love.

    Well done Eaton, very well done indeed. That picture is the sea I was mentioning.

  10. What a backdrop to these intense words! Love the deep in this Eaton-

  11. Hope you had a great weekend...Love the poem..

  12. Loved the whole thing, Eaton. The maritime motif is beautiful and consistent throughout. You've got a real talent there, dear. E


Falling Water by Frank Lloyd Wright

Falling Water by Frank Lloyd Wright
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Flat Stanley near Castlemaine, Victoria.