Friday, July 17, 2009

55 - almost




every friday, compose a short story of 55 words - no more, no less. if you want to join in the fun and games and give it a try...post your story and report to the boss G-Man!









almost is the kiss we shared
almost is the soul i bared
almost is the heat i feel
almost is this base appeal
of this most alluring scent
puts my senses in torment
reaching through the empty space
on these sheets of golden lace
almost is the appetizer
‘though our love is none the wiser








sparked by the writing of larryg







55 comments:

  1. This read so fast I Almost didn't keep up.

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  2. 'cute' Shadow........like an arrow shot from Cupid's bow........

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  3. The "Melody of Time".....is very well said.....I hadda read it twice just for the read......

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  4. Looks like a high-speed train to speed past. : )

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  5. Shadow- missed it by that much. If love was only hand grenades.-oops, wait, I think it is. Shrapnel flies everywhere. Love your 55!
    ~rick

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  6. Ah, memories, very very cool, hon, I relate..:)

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  7. he almost got there but the car ran out of gas...expectations almost fulfilled are worse than none at all.

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  8. How do you manage to be so prolific and yet maintain the standard?

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  9. Always thoughtful..
    Always beautiful..
    Always Shadow...

    Spectacular 55, Thank You.

    Galen

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  10. that deserves a mighty "mmmmmmmmmm"
    savoring the almost moments,
    how infatuating!

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  11. sometimes expectations just plain fall short of what could have been.
    "almost is the appetizer...", clever line!

    Thanks for coming by...so good to see
    you. :))

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  12. well said shadow....
    very well 55...

    -alvond

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  13. "Goodbye my almost lover" a broken heart for sure followed by the demise of expectation, allowing in the end a new begining. Sometimes shit just happens!

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  14. The "almost" moments can be either a sweet, regretted loss or a saving grace.....

    FYI - I amended my 55 to include a "Duckling Award".

    PG

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  15. great 55 - just great. As a young man, though, I hated that word - almost. There were way too many 'almosts' as far as I was concerned - self confidence took a real beating.

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  16. I feel the " almost" can be breath taking, ALMOST

    Lovely YOU SMILES

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  17. i love the collaboration you two do, even more so when it is unplanned. it is awesome how you inspire each other. lovely 55

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  18. this is the regret of life "almost."
    too often, we reach "almost there" and pull back.
    keep reaching out and we will be there eventually.

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  19. almost, being the theme...I saw at once...and what would be a friday, if not the reminder of your poems? Almost...forgotten...(friday, that is)

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  20. Fabulous 55 my dear Shadow. I could say "Almost" I didn't come by today...but I did! I've so been wondering what you've been writing for our pleasure this past week. I hope to come back again and catch up on what I've missed this past week.

    Thanks for stopping by today...your kind notes are always such a great way to make my day brighter.

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  21. our love is none than wiser ...
    thanks honey , you are great !!!
    and the poster too .

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  22. "almost" is a very enticing word. You used it very well!
    Blessings, Star

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  23. tis said, a miss is as good as a mile...

    likely better off without him, anyway

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  24. I loved this possible text, that happens in your head. Great writter that makes thing may

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  25. I've almost been there many times myself...:) Love the pic. Love the 55!

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  26. Is it my imagination or do you just keep getting better?

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  27. 'Almost is the appetizer." That's a brilliant line.

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  28. Shadow, I love this!
    Thank you.

    You and I must also love the same Song!!

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  29. "Almost" is such a powerful and can be a dissapointing word. Shadow, this was great!!

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  30. Ah the almost lover, the one
    to be forever dreamed upon.

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  31. That word almost is too powerful. Don't like it. Though your poem is mighty fine.

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  32. Come see me. I have something for you!

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  33. There is no almost in how perfect this is. (Hugs)Indigo

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  34. Good to put the inspiration listed here... we all may have wondered! hehehe

    I think we all must have that almost romance. As well as the one that got away... Its funny how every now and again they come into mind... the 'what if's' I suppose.

    Nice piece!
    Happy weekend!

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  35. Teri's comment is right - you do read this poem quickly, wanting to know what has happened to make things be almost, but not quite. It carried the melancholy beyond the end of the words though because we never find out. Did you end up with something real in the place where you ended up? Something better? Why was this only ever going to be almost?

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  36. Oh, yes, Shadow, the 'almost lover'...the most bittersweet of all.

    I also love that song!
    have a lovely sunday~
    ~Calli

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  37. I've been away and busy with summer things, so had to spend quite a bit of time catching up here. Enjoyed every minute. BJ

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  38. what a wonderful story... keep it up.

    khaye=)

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  39. Almost is the appetizer...what a great line. It is just an appetizer with no meal to follow. Enjoyed this one! All the best- LL

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  40. This sounds so Romantic. I really need to catch up with my Romantic vein again, reading some really loving books, almost tragic... You gave me a fine idea. I'm so lost in reality now that I almost forgot the Romantic me.

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  41. Love it, Shadow. Fits my life perfectly right now... :( Almost is no fun...But no regrets because there is always lessons to be learned, even in almost.
    Have a Happy Day!

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  42. Its good to see you and Larry writing lovely inspiring poetry together.
    You will have to write a bowling poem for our bowling newsletter

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  43. Fantastic 55... "Almost lover"? you rock :D

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  44. Amazing! Very well said. And I can completely relate to the "almost". As always, your work is breathtakingly beautiful!

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  45. To bare your soul is perhaps the ultimate gift in self-disclosure.

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