Sunday, March 25, 2012

Sunday's Child



Magpie Tales Photo prompt #110

Sunday's Child

image: Duane Michals


She lay there quietly chastening herself for yesterday's failure:
Over and over again, every day is the same. If I eat, I die. If I don't eat, I die. I speak, but the words are bitter in my mouth. I resolve, but my mind retreats to the dark places. I rise, confined in this straight jacket of fleshy flesh, unable to control its wanton wanderings.  Everyday I begin, everyday I fail. I am dead, I am alive. I am like Elvis...reappearing again and again. Who will deliver ME???




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38 comments:

  1. I'm very tempted to suggest a Amazon - they deliver anything anywhere! Hehehe! So about the Jinksy warped sense of humour...

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  2. torments of the inner self-well done!

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    1. Thank you Kathe. It's a side we don't let out very often, right:)

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  3. Very interesting take...torture of our own making

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  4. Sadly, so many people live life like this! Especially "beautiful" people who we who view them from the outside think they "have it all".

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    1. Looks are definitely deceiving, aren't they. Here's to the unbeautiful!

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  5. I especially like the title...from that old childhood rhyme...

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  6. I believe there is beauty in everything, even in ugly has it's own type of beauty. It's whether we choose to see the true beauty of the person that shines from under the skin, or not, isn't it? This speaks its truths in failing and yet, its hopes in knowing that we have another day ahead of us in which to try again.
    Well penned :)

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  7. Thank you very much. Sometimes it's a minute to minute effort, too.

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  8. I like the doubts and chastening...indeed we vacillate on who we are and where we want to go ~

    Nice to meet you ~

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    1. Ditto..loved the ending of yours today. THX

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  9. Strangely different, and holding, take on the prompt...

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    1. Thank you very much for your kind words:)

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  10. I liked this...If I don't eat I'm dying...no one gets out of this alive!

    Wander

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    1. Thanks wander...she kinda looked like she was a tad too skinny huh...don't have that issue!!!

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  11. I can feel the disappointment. Most people are too hard on themselves.

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  12. It happens again, a lamenting soul! Some are beset of ill-luck and some are of their own undoing. Time will heal!

    Hank

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    1. Thanks Hank/KK...guess I'm going to have to write something humorous next time...but hey, these challenge pictures exude lament, huh???

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  13. Haunting, Laurel. And I loved it.

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    1. Absolutely!!!!!!!!!!!! wouldn't ya just love to not have all your little "issues"?

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  15. We torture ourselves and make our own hell, I think. Good poem.

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  16. Really, who is that characature who greets me from that portal?
    rel

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    1. Is it me or the me I think I am...or the me that I want to be, she says. She is Every woman. and Man, for that matter:)

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  17. I have dealt with a family member's eating disorder ~ your poem is a reminder of the emotional pain she dealt with ... and came through.

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    1. It is sad, isn't it, Helen. I am sorry for her. This photo just looked like that was her daily fight..me, I have other issues:)

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  18. engaging write, candid -- appreciate your sharing it...

    ...rob kistner
    Image & Verse

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    1. The eating issue is not true of me, just the girl in the photo...but we all have our struggles with our inner Adam, don't we. I call mine Elvis:)

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  19. Very well expressed. We have to eat, so we face the temptation of food 3 times a day.

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    1. I'm thinking more like 10 times a day! Thanks Doc.

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  20. It is sad when our mirror tells us lies. Great write.

    Anna :o]

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    1. Which is usually does...thanks for visiting. Laurel

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