Boy to Man: ‘Fiction In A Flash Challenge’ Week #24 NEW Image Prompt. Join in the fun! #IARTG #ASMSG @pursoot #WritingCommunity

Hi everyone! It’s that time of the week again … Friday fun flash fiction! This week’s picture had my muse … um, musing! Here’s the short poem I came up with >>>

 

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Image by skalekar1992 from Pixabay

Boy to Man

 

From the boy to the Man,
He’s always done the best he can.

Ever careful of what he might teach or pass on
To his one and only little son.

But betimes life is hard and cruel,
And, at best, it leaves you feeling the fool.

All he’d wanted was for that little palm to grow to fit,
To nurture the figting spirit that never quit.

What to do when the body turns traitor?
When it does no good to rail against the creator?

He holds those tiny fingers and loves the child harder than ever,
And no matter what, they get through this together.

The man cherishes each and every smile and cry of joy,
That shows the staunch heart of this wondrous boy.

 

© Harmony Kent 2020


I’d love to know what you think of this short piece … so please don’t be shy and leave me a reply.

Have a great weekend, everyone!


Image by skalekar1992 from Pixabay


The rules:

Please put your entry (or a link to it) in a comment HERE or email it to Sooz at her email address. by DEADLINE: 4pm EDT on Thursday, November 12th. Subject: Fiction in a Flash Challenge. If you post it on your own blog or site, a link to THIS page would be much appreciated.

UPDATE: The response to the prompts has been just wonderful. As a result, Soooz be sharing all entries received, and her own contribution on her blog AS SHE RECEIVES THEM. Rather than posting all of them only over a few days.

 

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Mark Bierman

A nice tribute to fatherhood and growing up, Harmony, well done!

Diana Peach

A sweet poem, Harmony. A lovely heartfelt take on the prompt. <3 I hope you're doing well and staying safe. <3

Miriam Hurdle

“He holds those tiny fingers and loves the child harder than ever, And no matter what, they get through this together.” So often that all we can do as parents. Do all we can and hope for the best. Wonderfully written, Harmony!

Jacquie Biggar

So much depth of love in this piece, Harmony- beautiful <3

Toni Pike

I loved it, Harmony – truly beautiful. Toni x

Jan Sikes

This was beautiful, Harmony! Thank you for sharing!

Yvette M Calleiro

What a beautiful piece, Harmony! 🙂

Soooz

Thanks so much for taking part, Harmony! This is a moving and memorable poem, my friend, I’ve just had the pleasure of sharing it. ❤

Gwen M Plano

Beautiful, Harmony. I loved the movement of time and dreams, of hopes and anguish. A father’s heart carries so much. Well done! 💜

Judi Lynn

Parenthood is the best thing ever, but it’s sure not easy. You captured that.

Joan Hall

Very nice, Harmony! You captured a lot of emotions within those lines.

Staci Troilo

Ah, parenthood. It’s both the greatest joy and the greatest pain. You got me in my heart on this one, Harmony.

Michael

Great response to the image, Harmony! Thank you for sharing, and enjoy your weekend! Michael

Priscilla Bettis

It’s a wonderful response to the prompt and a heartfelt poem. This is my favorite stanza: What to do when the body turns traitor?
When it does no good to rail against the creator?
because that’s when the poem turns from sweet to heart-rending.