Thursday, February 21, 2008

55 Flash Fiction Friday - 2/22/08

The Silent Killer

Bullets kill from the outside in
Often quick and humane
Cancer destroys from inside
With unnecessary pain

But the cruelest of all conditions
An agony Vicodin can’t touch
An overwhelming anguish
With no origin to clutch

Loneliness dispatches life slowly
From an unaccompanied heart
Of a solitary soul existing
Without a counterpart


Little Wing said...

That is really awesome!!!!
But always remember the saying, "I would rather BE single than WISH I was!"

My 55 Flash Friday is up!

Heather Kathleen said...

*le sigh*

beautifully written and so very true, somtimes.

and then? i think about someone else farting in my bed and i'm glad i'm alone again!

myrtle beached whale said...

Heather and Little Wing:

wow, I think I am more of a girl than you guys are? I do agree with "rather be single than wish I was". I guess that is why I have been on my own for so long.

S said...

Very thought provoking, thanks for playing 55 with us.

Anonymous said...

Awesome! Well written and oh so
true in "The Silent Killer"
Miss Rose

Lucy said...

because you are such a great humor writer, I am always blown away by your tender moments. This was a touching, tender hearted open poem. I just LoVE it! ♥

myrtle beached whale said...


Don't get used to it.

barman said...

Very nicely done and very sad at the same time. I can so relate. Of course I would be the reason some was single. I am afraid I have been know to fart in a bed or two. Very bad habit. But no dutch ovens (I think that is what they call it) for me. That is just craziness.

I love your creativity. I admire that in others.

myrtle beached whale said...

I was under the impression that as long as you don't hold her head under the covers that it is acceptible bedroom behavior. By the way, John Wayne Gacy was creative. Not necessarily a good thing.

Anonymous said...

Do you think that it still kills, if you are alone by choice?

myrtle beached whale said...

I think loneliness is often an internal condition. You can be lying with someone and still feel alone. Conversely, I think you can be physically alone and be very comfortable with yourself as company. I was raised as an only child, so I am very self-sufficient. Many people have no choice but to be alone. That is a sad condition.

Anonymous said...

I am not so sure that being alone is always such a bad thing. I find that when I am alone, I am always right....and that is a good thing! :)

You are not alone because you have to be, you are alone because you choose to be, because you are okay with yourself and your life.

I liked the post.

Akelamalu said...

Great 55 and words so true!

Jo Anne O. said... have a wonderful way with words!