Thursday, October 7, 2010

flash fiction friday- and the baby cries

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

'no food in the house and the cat has fleas
and the baby cries

bills pile up and the dishes are filthy 
and the baby cries

 cockroach crawls 'cross the floor
and the baby cries

 knock at the door, louder they pound
the smell of rot hangs all around
 today there is no other sound'

Here you go G-man, a grim and all to true ode i dedicate to the children born through no fault of their own to the people of this world who are not ready to have them. they are too scared to get an abortion and they are too selfish to do the right thing and they let them rot away. always the neighbors say, 'she was such a good mother' as they wheel the emaciated child from the apartment. i read another story today of a mother who did not feed her newborn baby for seven weeks, and he died. the child was 5 pounds when they found him and she was found guilty of murder and sentenced to 20 years, she got out today after serving 7 months of her sentence. i guess for good behavior. and they glorify the murderer of george tiller and they protest our soldiers. sometimes i think we are in a backwards society. i am glad to be clean and my children have full happy dragons in their tummys.
there is a war going on right here in america and it is a war against hate. a war for love. we need to teach our children that LOVE is NOT a character defect, that it does not matter who you love and that love is the most precious gift we can give each other. too many children dying because of who they love, too many people hiding behind the first amendment to preach hate. too many people not standing up for our children. too many babies dying.

22 comments:

Mama Zen said...

Only 7 months? THAT is a crime, too!

lime said...

this sort of thing is so heartbreaking. such needless tragedy on such helpless innocents.

Brian Miller said...

dang...feeling sick to my stomach...just shaking my head...nice 55.

G-Man said...

This was a fantastic social commentary Susie.
Thank You for using the Flash 55 Forum for Public Awareness.
You Rock Baby...
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End...G

steveroni said...

Children always, ALWAYS loved my father, and always hung around, several at a time sitting on his lap
as he told his homespun yarns.

These days they would be hauled off by fearful parents, and told to NEVER talk to a stranger.

Shame we live in that kind of world these days. What is...IS!

PEACE!
Steve

quilly said...

Disturbing story, but one that should be brought to the forefront on a daily basis. Well done.

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

I see love and hate in this post. I felt it keenly.

I wish I had the capacity to love everyone like my God does. I pray for it. I wish I had the grace and mercy he does too.

For now, I pray for God to be in control, aware of, and to continue to show me how to do what I can.

Thanks for this awesome reminder Suzie!

Prayer Girl said...

Yes - we live in a very mixed-up world.

Mine is up.

PG

TALON said...

She's out in 7 months...yeah, I think you are quite right. We are living in a backwards society. God rest that baby's soul. This is beyond heartbreaking.

Akelamalu said...

I cannot and will not forgive anyone who neglects or hurts a child - it is unforgivable!

You told a tale of something that happens all too often in your 55 - well done.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Heartbreaking!
Take care, good job on the 55!

Claudia said...

this is a big human tragedy and i could start to cry..

Thom said...

I despise people like you describe and the very very sad part of this is it's all too much reality. Well said my friend :) Have a great weekend :)

Eric Alder said...

55 words of grim reality.

Dianne said...

you twisted it perfectly at the end, with a "snap"
and we do have a war here at home.
and the idea that government money is a reason to try to keep and raise a child, with grandma doing the job, hurts the baby born in poverty of knowledge and maturity.

Me said...

A heartbreaking 55...

I know it happens. I can't understand it, but I know it happens.

RNSANE said...

What brilliant and beautiful thoughts. Too bad we need this kind of commentary at all. It is a given that children should only be loved and never have to suffer this kind of hurt in their lives.

Dulce said...

This was great girl!
YES- love is the best battle against any type of war...

Jannie Funster said...

Oh so so sad.

I guess the best way to teach love is to be love, and sounds like you are on the right track.

xo

Eaton Bennett said...

This is excellent, sad and what really goes on...much to the disgrace of society. A wow of a 55!

Kim A. said...

As a young teen, I released a baby for adoption. It was one of the best decisions I made as a troubled kid. In my neck of the woods, young girls see a baby as an income guarantee. First, with child support and second, welfare benefits. These are just facts from current census information, free lunch recipients at schools and number of teen pregnancies to unmarried women. Your 55 is all too true...heartbreakingly true.

♥namaste♥

Syd said...

There is much craziness going on in this country right now. But I know that you are one who will stand for what you believe. And speak the truth.