Dec 30, 2017

Silver Spin Revelation

PHOTO PROMPT © Ted Strutz

A statue of wheels stripped from a herculean effort to be mobile rises in front of me in a twisted testament to tenacity and courage. I circle the art piece wondering who surrendered their metal to the eye pool, and think of all the times I let fear paralyze me. Mocked by wheels humming with memories of pushing through, going the distance, I feel ashamed I have a longer list of excuses than successes. Pain is an adversary to which I've always surrendered.  Prompted by this silver spin revelation I speak to whatever god is listening and ask for forgiveness.

I hamster wheel
into the new year
free of resolutions.

To be what each day requires
without a list is wisdom attained
from thumbtacked ink lines
faded into failure.

Friday Fictioneers is a 100 word photo prompt story challenge by Rochelle Wisoff- Fields. Find more stories written for the challenge here.

I added the seven line poem for Real Toads ~ The Tuesday Platform

17 comments:

  1. Though it's in the form of prose here, this post really sounds like in-depth poetry. I can very mich identify with the sentiment of never having accomplished what I dreamed of doing.

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  2. I like this meditation. I was there, in that head

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  3. Dear Susie,

    It seems we had similar spins on the prompt this week. I loved the line, "I have a longer list of excuses than successes..." So much fear and despair in that one line. I hope this isn't your current reality. Well written.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  4. Excuses are so much easier to fabricate than successes. Nicely done.

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  5. thought-provoking. Really good writing.

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  6. I'm wondering if you gave up cycling and regret it. Great stuff, and yes, it does read like poetry in a way.

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  7. hamster wheel into the new year... great write!

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  8. so glad you're free from that horrendous hamster wheel:)

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  9. Hamster wheel into the new year...love it! We all have those long lists of failures but, if we have one victory, one success, then we have a beginning instead of an ending. I am always hopeful.

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  10. Lines that one can re-read time and again and have them linger on in their hearts. Beautiful writing, Susie.

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  11. And sometimes it is exhausting to be what each day requires.

    Happy New Year, Susie.

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  12. This is so poignant. I believe our souls need that space where we indulge in self-realization and ask for forgiveness when needed. It helps us stay sane and rekindles hope in our hearts. Happy New Year, Susie. xo

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  13. I don't like to copy back the poets words usually but OMG...This....

    I hamster wheel
    into the new year
    free of resolutions.

    To be what each day requires
    without a list is wisdom attained
    from thumbtacked ink lines
    faded into failure.

    Stunning.

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  14. Pain is a trickster, a bastard, a thief that takes all it can (and what it wants) if we don't see it for what it is--a menace that can't be allowed to rule. Sometimes, our "excuses" are just battle screams waiting to be reborn. I hear your battle cry and join it... also, without making lists. For pain is a child of chaos, so we need to hit it with weapons of opportunity--believe in self, determination, raw stubbornness, poetry.

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    1. P.S. I love this piece bone-deep and then more.

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  15. The prose and poetry really match each other so well.. the pain of repetition, to hamsterwheel again again... really wonderful

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  16. To be what each day requires
    without a list is wisdom attained

    Yes, yes, yes!

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