Monday, November 3, 2014

Pull the Trigger Slow

image credit: Dick Blick Art



"Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways." ~Stephen Vincent Benét



Life is fragile like a flower in winter 
yet tough like a loaded gun
 in a world where war and hunger
in some way touches everyone

so hold on to this moment 
hard yet tender like a rose
for there are bullets in the chamber
but pull the trigger and they quickly go.

10 comments:

  1. At the centre of this moment , it seems you have inserted your spirit ..thanks

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  2. Love for and in the moment. That's all that exists. not yesterday nor tomorrow.....

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  3. WE're responsible for each moment we create. Thanks for reminding this :)x

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  4. In two words, very impressive...

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  5. This is so poignant....and the contrasts are breath-taking.

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  6. Very powerful and full of wisdom. Great take on the prompt.

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  7. I like how you address the juxtaposition here...

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  8. Touching words, Carrie.
    I agree.

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