Friday, September 24, 2010

Flash Fiction Friday- 'can we have this?'

   Every Friday  write a short story, limerick or prose of 55 words no more, no less and report it to  the g-man!!

"rows of colors so bright and new
longing to know if we have some could too
never allowed because we have no money
always the answer, maybe next time honey
i look at my children today so blessed
they don't have to go with anything less
we're able to give them their wants without stress"

here you go g-man, my children were my muse today. we went shopping for groceries yesterday and i let them pick out their snacks and cereal. my mom's mantra used to be 'we can't afford that.' today i put things on the grocery list for my children, never knew that was kosher. for some reason my parents didn't have money but they both had well paying jobs, today i know they were terrible at finances and priorities. also today i know i am blessed in the 'new detroit' because my honey doesn't work for the aircraft industry. though it does mean we will be relocating to another part of the state or maybe a different state, but we will be OK. Wichita is losing more jobs today, and you all know i love our president. but he needs to make it a crime to ship our jobs out of the country. he really needs to kick that up a bit. Cessna negotiated a bullshit contract that was voted down 4 days ago but the union did not have enough votes to strike, so the contract was accepted by default. 3 days later they sent out 700 notices, we didn't see that one coming  did we. now we see Cessna has a new factory loaded with equipment and ready to go in Mexico... hmm Wichita the next Detroit Michigan. this nonsense has to stop. i can see the headlines now. OK i am off my soapbox now.
i hope everyone has a wonderful weekend i am fully booked again!! one day it will slow down.


Brian Miller said...

it does feel nice...not that we have a lot but we make due and talk openly to them on why we dont have certain things...nice 55..

Andrea said...

Blessings and prayers,

G-Man said...

Sorry about the relocating, sometimes thats not a bad thing.
Loved your 55
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

Akelamalu said...

There's always someone worse off than us isn't there? I'm glad things are good for you. :)

Nice 55.

Titanium said...

I hear ya, Sistah! I'm lucky enough to have a kiddo who's been known to share her birthday money when the grocery budget gets tight.

It's not what we have, it's the experiences we share that make life so richly rewarding.

Your 55 words capture this so well.

Mama Zen said...

Amen to that 55! I know exactly what you mean.

Monkey Man said...

I wish my kids wants today were from simple items in prety colors. Seems all the price tags are three figures. Great 55.

Janna said...

Here I am, better late than never! :)

I remember hearing stuff like that when I was a kid too. It was either "we can't afford that" or "Oh, you don't NEED that."
It made me upset, since I figured I knew what I "needed" better than they did.
At the age of 4, I seem to recall it was candy bars. :)
That's a need, right?
.... right? :)

Thanks for doing another Friday 55!
Mine's been posted here since last night, but it's taken me this long to visit and leave comments. Sorry about that.

PattiKen said...

Being a single mom with mostly unpaid child support, there were many things I couldn't afford to buy for my kids. Being honest with them about that went a very long way.

I agree with you. Something needs to be done to stop the wholesale giving away of our jobs to the highest (really the lowest) bidder. That being said, I also wish US unions hadn't made it so attractive to do so.

Eaton Bennett said...

Children make great muses...lovely!
Thanks for visiting, your comments warm my heart. :))