Thursday, December 3, 2009

Waste paper, waste words.

I left you lying in the dirt, right along with
my black words on white paper. Angry questions,
muddied under your faint footprint on once
pristine paper.

You never had any vision.

I wonder back over those aggression filled fights,
the insistence that all was right, fathomless nights,
circling back a full circle - ending now.


During the week, as I was walking to my car, I stepped over a piece of paper that somebody else had stood on...something about that paper called me back to take a look at it. That something, was a hand written statement:

"It's not fair for you to take everything I say and turn it into a fight."

Strange where inspiration will spring from...even someone's adversity.

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  1. wow you know i have been told that exact same thing this week. in therapy of course, but it was almost verbatim. great 55, mine is up too

  2. You made a great story out of that snippet of life. Excellent.

  3. you turned that note into a thoughtful poem. i've felt this before..

  4. It is amazing where we can garner our inspiration ~ it's often right under our noses...or our feet. Well done Eaton.

    I'm up:

    Friday Flash 55 ~ Sobering 55

  5. how cool. i wonder the story behind the note you found, yet you have captured a slice in your marvelous 55.

    mine is up!

  6. YAY!!!!
    She's back!
    Thanks Eaton, I've missed your marvelous insights into life and love.
    Excellent 55 My Dear.
    Thank You for this little gem...
    Have a Kick Ass Week-End...G

  7. Very well done my friend. Indeed it is strange where inspiration springs from. Loved it :)

  8. The footprint is a fantastic visual.

  9. I wonder if the end result is going to be worth the effort of the fight.

  10. I also wonder who wrote the note...

    but you capture the frustration, the uselessness of the fight.

  11. Thanks for linking, Eaton.
    I was late for everything...

    this 55 is super extraordinary...

    Keep writing...


  12. Cool and interesting!!! :)


Falling Water by Frank Lloyd Wright

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