Friday, February 12, 2010

Flash 55 Friday



A Fallen Kindergarten

Little ones, my door is open
come inside and learn
counting! letters! music!
we shall be glorious

Little ones, the world is mad
turned you upside down
orphans! injured! legless!
we shall be glorious

Little ones, my door is open
let us bandage you
tender! gentle! food!
we shall still be glorious

~~~~~~~~~~

Photo of kindergarten by Ellen Bolden, Saint Boniface Foundation, Haiti
Write a tale in exactly 55 words and go tell g-man.

28 comments:

Kim A. said...

I'm suddenly reminded how grateful I am for my simple kindergarten memories. What a stark contrast but so full of hope. The picture alone says so much. ::hugs to those who are dealing with the aftermath::

Namaste

Maha said...

I love whatever you write
It reflects the pure heart you have :)

Hootin' Anni said...

In time....glorious children!!!

My 55 "I Want No Flowers on My Grave".

[scroll below my show n tell as always]

Happy Valentine's Day Weekend!

Brian Miller said...

yes we shall as we rise again. poignant 55.

mine is up.

Karen said...

Heartbreakingly beautiful. I love the last stanza.

"my door is open" - This line speaks volumes.

LadyFi said...

Powerful and moving. Yet inspiring.

Secretia said...

Your words and that unfortunate picture are enough to humble anyone. Thanks for writing this.

Secretia

Chef Kar said...

You have touched my heart ~ tears shed for the little ones. May they find the glory once again. Beautiful, beautiful tribute to fallen angels.

I'm up here:
Friday Flash 55 ~ The Gift

the walking man said...

it is true that it is not the circumstances that they enter the door by but rather the condition they walk out in that constitutes a worthy effort or not.

Dianne said...

Very well and wondrously done. I am grateful for you, and for those working hard in Haiti.

Dianne

g-man said...

Chris...
You have a a Huge Heart of Gold!
Very compassionate 55 My Dear
We can all take a lesson or two from you.
Thank You for this touching contribution, and have a Wonderful Week-End...G-Daddy

Tall Kay said...

Picturing those little ones amid the turmoil and pain brings it all so much closer to our hearts. Your 55 paints a picture in so few words. Thanks for the reminders to keep praying.

Alice Audrey said...

Hard to imagine glory from such rubble.

TechnoBabe said...

So real. Like life. We may be communicating online but we remember there are real things going on. Your generosity and love for all is so apparent. This is a warm and dear post. Hugs.

Titanium said...

A ray of sunshine in a world gone mad. This is beautiful!

Magpie said...

Oh, so heart-breaking, but still full of love and hope.

clean and crazy said...

such a heartfelt and wonderful 55, you are one of Gods angels walking on earth, never forget that.

Mama Zen said...

So heartbreaking!

Monkey Man said...

Very touching and the photo is ominous with a tale of its own.

ShAKirA CHOONG said...

Dearest Chris,
I love this so much.
From the picture to
the poem.
Very sad but realistic poem,
of the world as it is today.

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY
and
GONG XI FA CAI!

hugs
shakira

http://justmeshakirack.blogspot.com/2010/02/flash-friday-55-need-to-go.html

Peter Stone said...

The photo is the perfect illustration for this heart breaking piece, yet I love the hope of the line "we shall still be glorious."

Prayer Girl said...

Wow - what an incredible 55. Love your writing.

PG

Akannie said...

...and what doesn't kill us, makes us stronger.

Beautiful and powerful 55, darlin'...


On my daily list of blessings.

Nessa said...

That's a poem poem for the lost children.

Flash 55 - Priorities

lakeviewer said...

Touching! And sad!

Felicitas said...

It's so difficult to imagine what the children of Haiti must be going through right now. And how these experiences will shape them for the rest of their lives. Hopefully, despite such disaster, love and light will prevail and they will be able to grow past this time.

A wonderful 55!

hope said...

A tale well told, with hope and comfort in the end. Nicely put!

Syd said...

I hope that they will find a place to learn that is safe, clean and filled with hope...soon.

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