Written for: Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads, Flash 55 PLUS!
Write a piece of poetry or prose on a subject of your choice in precisely 55 WORDS.
For the OPTIONAL EXTRA part of this challenge, I invite you to choose a line or two of one of the saddest songs ever written as inspiration for your piece.
Streets of Philadelphia by Bruce Springsteen
I was bruised and battered, I couldn’t tell what I felt.
I was unrecognizable to myself.
Saw my reflection in a window and didn’t know my own face.
Oh brother, are you gonna leave me wastin’ away
on the streets of Philadelphia
Why Am I Dying Alone?
What ever happened to, ‘I’d never leave you.’
I am ill, dying alone, listening
to, ‘she’s found someone new.’
I know this disease has ravaged me,
but after twenty years together
I thought you’d have more compassion, and stay.
My end is near, and it’s clear you fear someday
your own beauty will fade away.