Thursday, August 8, 2013

Handle with Care

Today is fragile.

She is cold, white, eternal;
with each smile
she threatens to split -
shimmering, shivering
into a thousand
pieces.

Can you put her back together
just the way she was?

She is subterranean,
a treasure hidden in a field,
shrouded in layers
to protect, insulate.
Still, she breaks.

Today is fragile.


This is for G-man and his FF55.  Click on the link and check it out.

28 comments:

  1. There was an ethereal beautiful quality to this, Mary. I loved it. Beautiful.

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  2. Mary,
    Haunting, beautiful , and sad.
    Quite captivating My Friend
    Loved your Fragile 55
    Another shining example of the range if your great talent.
    Thanks for this sullen masterpiece
    Have a Kick Ass Week End

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    1. Thank you as always Galen. I hope you're weekend is equally good!

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  3. Touching and speaks to me!


    ALOHA from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral
    ~ > < } } ( ° >

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  4. Today was a seriously bad day. I am extremely fragile, which nobody believes because I'm big and look mean.

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    1. Ah, everyone can be fragile at times. I hope tomorrow is better.

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  5. oh! wow, what a personification of " Today". Indeed we need to handle everything with care:)

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    1. Right Vandana. Thanks for your comment. :o)

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  6. a treasure hidden in a field...yes she is...probably wont be able to put her back together the same but if broken you do get a fresh one in the morning....

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    1. :o) You are my silver lining guy Brian. Thanks.

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  7. I specially like the ending verse, today she is fragile ~ We can all be brave and strong but some days, we are just about to break ~ Good one ~

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  8. Hi Mary!
    I see this as an ode to Earth, because she's fragile and I doubt we can put her back together again. Nice to be back and reading you.

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    1. It's good to "see" you again! Glad you're back. I visited you too, and read that you have been spending the summer being kind to our fragile planet. :o)

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  9. :) thankyou for the encouragement!!

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  10. Can you order in robot parts for her, if so send some to me too.

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  11. Beautiful lilt to this, Mary--and fragility is always with us in beauty, whether of a day or a face or a flower...yet nothing seems able to eradicate it--but I sure know folks who can break a good day in half.

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  12. Be of good cheer. She'll come up smiling . . tomorrow.

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    1. Thank you Doctor; I do believe you're right!

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  13. Most things, rather physical or emotional can be put back the way they were... We should handle everything, everyone with care. Very pretty 55.

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