Friday, April 2, 2010

Flash Fiction Friday- grief and loss

Every Friday write a short story of 55 words,
no more, no less and report it to the g-man. OK so mine is late, i
had a late night phone call last night with the worst news anyone would want to hear.
i attended a funeral today and i was reading something on the program and it was 55 words,
so in honor of the child that died this past Tuesday, and his father, here are my 55 words...

" Maxwell Martin

isn't it strange how princes and kings,
And clowns that caper in sawdust rings,
And common people, like you and me,
Are builders for eternity.

Each is given a list of rules;
A shapeless mass; a bag of tools.
And each must fashion, ere life is flown,
A stumbling block, or stepping stone."

Here you go g-man, i was looking for my muse and found it right there. i thought it was very appropriate that on Friday I go to a funeral and find my 55 words of inspiration for this blog. We went to a meeting on Monday and spoke with our friends, i got a call last night and found out our friends son died this past tuesday of a terrible car accident. His fiance was driving and didn't yield coming onto the highway and got hit by a semi truck. she was pregnant and lost the baby. she hasn't woken up yet but her family is gone. here is the poem that was read at the funeral. i think it is touching and beautiful and wanted to share...

"When Tomorrow Starts Without Me"

when tomorrow starts without me and I'm not here to see..
If the sun should rise and find your eyes filled with tears for me.
I wish so much you wouldn't cry the way you did today...
while thinking of the many things we didn't get to say.
I know how much you love me as much as I love you.
And each time you think of me I know you'll miss me too.
But when tomorrow starts without me, please try to understand
That Jesus came and called my name and took me by the hand,
And said my place was ready in heaven far above...
And that I'd have to leave behind all those I dearly love.
So when tomorrow starts without me Don't think we're far apart.
For every time you think of me I'm right here in your heart.


Brian Miller said...

a stumbling block or a steping stone...that choise is the equaliser between kings and common...we all have a place...happy easter!

Mom of Opiate Addict said...

Very touching. I am sorry for your friend's loss, very sad. Sending you my prayers.

Akelamalu said...

The loss of a child is quite unbearable. :(

G-Man said...

Strength out of tragedy..
Sorry about the funeral Suzie, my heart goes out to the dad.
Thanks for these beautiful 55 words.
Have a very Happy Easter, and a Kick Ass Week-End...G

Gabriella Moonlight said...

Happy Easter sweet writer and thank you for sharing this...grief and loss, transformation...

many hugs

Syd said...

Such a sad thing to happen. A neighbor's son was killed last Wednesday in a single car accident. He was their only child and drove off the road about a mile from home. I thought about them yesterday morning and the pain of their loss.