Friday, October 16, 2009

Not just a glance


The dagger was thrown
with the skill and accuracy
of years of practice
and a finely honed talent.
The edge glint
in the sun light
as it neared its target.
A deadly steel
that could rend flesh
so easily if it hit is mark
as the thrower
had envisioned.
If only looks could really kill.
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20 comments:

Nessa said...

Great 55. If looks could kill, we'd all be dead in jail.

Death and mayhem in my 55 HERE.

Tall Kay said...

That is a GREAT picture! I love all the misses in the background...yikes. Excellent 55 filled with suspense!

*ps: It was a coincident :o)

Alice Audrey said...

I'll say that was not just a glance.

anthonynorth said...

Great words to accompany the pic. And it's quite a picture.

Susan at Stony River said...

Oh my God you just wrote a story about my grandmother.

I read it twice over; I LOVED IT!

g-man said...

Oh yeah....I've been the recipient of many a Icy Stare in my lifetime.
Excellent 55 My Friend!!
Thanks for this fine contribution...You Rock!
have a Stellar Week-End...G

clean and crazy said...

ooh, yeah I know those looks, got um yesterday from my kids when i took away their candy!! thanks for stopping by, great 55!!

Chef Kar said...

"If looks could kill" combined with my knife skills...I'm inspired now :-)

Nice job MM.

You can find my 55 here.

Have a great weekend,

Chef Kar

Brian Miller said...

love the last line...i must have more lives than a cat then, lol. thanks for dropping by hope you have a wonderful weekend!great 55.

enchantedoak said...

I loved it! Very clever!
Chris

Prayer Girl said...

Loved everything about this 55. Quite clever.

PG

Bubbie said...

I agree with the above comments. I, too, loved the last line. And, I liked how it can be intrepreted in different ways. I like when art - whether it be words or a drawing - can mean different things to different people. Glad I came to look at yours. Well worth it!

Blue said...

reminds me of my Father I remember him throwing knives when I was a young boy when he told me to stand against the plywood I always said no ..
sure glad I did ... Nice 55 you'll find mine below..
flash 55 here

Stephanie said...

That was really nice. I pretty much feel like that guy in the picture at any given moment...;)

Shadow said...

mmmmm, you're not gonna get me to stand there, no matter the skill of the thrower... nicely done!

Thom said...

Thanks for stopping by my playground. I appreciate it. Great 55. Shoot...if looks could kill I'd be dead LOL Have a great weekend :)

the walking man said...

Oh I know what it is like to be slain with a glance.

hope said...

And I wonder how many of us would be dropping like flies if looks could kill?

As usual, yours is always a fun and spirited 55. Have a great weekend!

Dulce said...

Well... this is thrilling, magnificent. At the very edge!
Great 55 Monkey Man

Jessie said...

sorry for being late ...

a great 55 for sure!! i've tossed quite a few of those myself -- but not yet today!! lol

smiles,