Thursday, December 06, 2012

Flash 55 - Wanted: Dead or Alive?

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Wanted: Dead or Alive?
 
alive
pounding blood
extravagant thoughts
tingling elbows
anticipation

dead
adding machine keys
greasy dish water
grungy underwear
stagnation

alive
bursting colored lights
thumping beats
sharp bright citrus

dead
crusty gummed eyelids
dry tight throat
shingling skin cells

alive
crystal blue skies
diamond cut sunshine
ruby red cheeks
sparks flying between
fingertips
inquisitive minds
& questing lips


 
 
 
 
 







15 comments:

  1. I’ll take ‘alive’ especially after reading the last verse. Funnily enough I am reading Siegfried Sassoon’s “The War Poems” which oddly share the same sentiment.

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  2. i like the inquisitive and the questing...smiles....some interesting texture you give to being alive....

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  3. And long may you live and thrive! :)

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  4. Vanessa Kilmer...(Thanks)
    I'm afraid grungy underwear is NOT dead in my neck of the woods..:-)
    Very creative writing My Dear.
    THATS why I miss you when you're gone.
    Loved your comparative 55
    Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

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  5. Whew-Quite the contrasts! thanks, interesting.

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  6. Yuck....I'll take alive anyday! I especially like sparks flying between fingertips. I want that. Right now! Wonderful imagery.

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  7. For everything there is a season. Just think about all those little creepy creatures that can't wait for the dead, even the Grateful Dead.

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  8. I like your contrast, and the back and forth. And I've had enough death, I'll choose life :o)

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  9. Sign me up for alive which I plan to be until I die.

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  10. .. don't know about the G-Man ... you made me smile though.

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  11. My little story began with my grandmother's elevator- :)

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  12. And Miss Vanessa....
    Don't think I didn't notice how thoughtful and gracious you were to other 55ers today.
    Thank you Muchly for visiting and commenting...You Rock Blondie!

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  13. Hey, Nessa. Sounds like the middle of winter to me.

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