FRIDAY FLASH 55 / SIDE VIEW’S WEEKEND THEME COMBO : FALSE STARTS

A shoebox
Left (gently) on a church doorstep
         Shadows, a skirt skims cobblestones
         Hurried steps, last look back.

Look!
Says the nun, rubbing her hands against the morning chill
A baby girl,
Another throwaway!

The old priest, bone weary,
Enfolds the infant in his cassock;

She’s had a false start,
But we’ll make it right.

Side View’s weekend theme challenge: http://viewfromtheside.wordpress.com/

G-Man’s Friday Flash 55 words challenge:

http://g-man-mrknowitall.blogspot.com/

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25 thoughts on “FRIDAY FLASH 55 / SIDE VIEW’S WEEKEND THEME COMBO : FALSE STARTS

  1. How times have changed…once we would have entrusted an infant to the church…now sadly we wouldn’t even consider that as an appropriate place…now such children are left outside fire stations or hopitals…a fine thought provoking poem.

  2. Cindy…
    This was so very touching…
    What a wonderful talent you are.
    Excellent 55 My Dear.
    Sad, but full of Hope…You Rocked this one out!
    Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End…G

  3. What a class act you are, Cindy. This is very fine work. Others have taken whole novels to tell the story you’ve told – and powerfully – in just 55 words. Congratulation!

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