Sunday, September 07, 2014

Not a Horse in Sight


Not a Horse in Sight by Teri H Hoover©
09-07-2014 Sunday Whirl- #177


She rose.
Evading the edge.
No room for meandering.

Plant your heart.
Thrust this trust.
Rusting are the locks.

Dismal balls of metal
These spots... 
  • Bullets 
  • no more 
  • than a signal 
  • to
stop.




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19 comments:

  1. Wonderful concise piece of writing, Teri. It is a pleasure to see you with us again.

    Pamela ox

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    1. I have not moved from being concise. Honestly I think I am afraid of words. Thanks for stopping by Pamela- xo

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  2. Hi Teri, good to see you again. This piece is so intense, more so for the lack of embellishment...just the small details that count so heavily.

    Elizabeth

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    1. Elizabeth- after being away for so long I am beginning to see more clearly that my writing is concentrated. The time away has not made it anymore prolix. Great to be back. xo

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  3. Indeed...succinct and so powerful. Really a wonderful piece Teri.

    http://whenthepenbleeds.blogspot.ca/2014/09/another-dismal-morning.html

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    1. Sharon- You have no idea how nice it is to see/hear so many familiar voices. I have missed you. xo

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    2. Right back at you Teri...it's amazing how welcoming this virtual community is and how the warmth can be felt right through cyber-space. I do have an idea of how you're feeling actually because I feel it too, especially every time I go MIA and then back...so good to see/hear/read you!

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  4. Hello Teri How are you-have missed you-glad to see you with your unique style -skillfully concise, deeply philosophical, wish you all the best of everything always...

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    1. Anjum! That means a lot coming from someone as gifted,persistent and well read as you. Blessings- xoxo

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  5. Wow! That's clever wordling, intense.

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    1. Viv- The word dismal took me down a path where the words needed to be on the paper immediately. Nice to see you. xo

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  6. You made me think of a 21 gun salute.
    For the longest time I did not realize that it was 7 shooter doing three volleys of honor.

    And from the point that we stop... regroup, review, renew ...and for those who remain, live - with joy.
    Hugs, Jules

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    1. Jules- indeed we do stop. And I think I may have regrouped. Only time will tell, Good to see you my friend. xo

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  7. I love the bullet points...bringing the point and story home

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  8. Clever, and so well written, Teri.

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    1. Sara - so nice to see you. I had to trick myself and write something before I thought too much and did not post it. xo

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  9. Yep. Few things stop you as well as a bullet.

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    1. J- And I just wanted to find a use for bullet and signal so I could stop thinking about what to write! Thanks for stopping by.

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