Friday, March 12, 2010

Fighting 55

The strength of loyalty
and the endurance of
snow capped mountains
kept them moving forward.
Nothing could hold them back
as they struggled
to achieve the impossible.
Pushing with a heart
forged of molten metal
the immovable object
become as pliable as taffy.
Slowly they emerged.
Fans no brick wall would ever be holding back.

You can find this sculture at Oregon State University's Reser Stadium.

A Tribute to the fans of Beaver Nation


This is a Flash Fiction Friday 55.

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g-man said...

Excellent 55 MM...
I know that you are a Loyal Beaver Fan.
But you gotta admit..That brick wall sorta reminds you of the Movie..The Philadelphia Experiment!
Thanks for playing though..You Rock Brotha!!
Have a Kick Ass Week-End...G

Brian Miller said...

nice play of the sculpture...nothing can hold back a true fan, even being stuck on a wall. fun 55.

mine is up!

Sherry said...

Go Beavers!! Nice 55!

Shadow said...

all that from a scuplture? very very good!

Peter Stone said...

What a sculpture, and the 55 fits it just perfectly.

Hootin' Anni said...

LOVE this!!! Your 55 and the art. But I won't comment on the 'beaver' part.

Mine this week is another 'non-fiction' fictionalized version. Butt to naked butts

[if you care to read, scroll down below my Friday's Show n Tell piece]

Have a great weekend.

Yvonne said...

What an awesome, awesome sculpture! And perfect 55. GO MICHIGAN STATE!!

Prayer Girl said...

I too love your 55 brought into expression by the sculpture.

My last week's and this week's 55 were inspired by pictures I was attracted to.


Alice Audrey said...

Great description of the sculpture.

Mona said...

No loyalty like fan loyalty! :)

Buzzard said...

Monkeys and beavers in the same area, Who Knew??

Go Duke Blue Devils.

My 55: A Familiar Face

Green-Eyed Momster said...

Awesome post, Monkey Man!

Hope you have a great weekend!

lime said...

i wanna know, do the cheerleaders wear wide, flat tails? hehehe

nicely done.

Anonymous said...

That is an amazing sculpture and excellent 55 words to accompany it.

PattiKen said...

Wonderful sculpture! I really like your 55, which powerfully captures the spirit of loyal fans. I don't know anything about the Beavers, but we Boston Red Sox fans know all about hanging in there through the tough times.

Vodka Logic said...

Good 55 so applicable to so many.. love it.

5thsister said...

Clever 55! Wonderful sculpture! True fans are the best kind of fans of all!

Jessie said...

that really is a cool sculpture, and i enjoyed your take on it. very well done indeed!

warm smiles,

Sh@KiR@ CK said...

I really like art like that,
any form of unique art.
God a few from my late Dad,
since no one in my
family treasures such stuffs.


Happy 55!
Happy Friday Follow!
Happy Round Robin!
Happy Friday Family!





Nessa said...

Your 55 evoked the image long before i saw the sculpture.

Flash 55 - Avian Love

Cameron said...

MM, that is well written, and the sculpture is fascinating and maybe even eerie ...
hope you have a great w/end,
the other Monkey!

PhilipH said...

Fan - short for fantastic! That's what I think of your 55 - and the picture of that amazing wall.

Anonymous said...

Wow love that sculpture. Great 55.

Sh@KiR@ CK said...

My dearest MM

I am humbly inviting you and your friends to join me in a new meme that I have just created called,


Your friendship and participation is highly appreciated.


SandyCarlson said...

Ah, the walls speak. And the stories they tell....Wonderful 55, Monkey Man.

hope said...

That is so cool! Thanks for sharing.

Linda - Nickers and Ink said...

Neat post - and what wonderful artwork on which to build it!

Larry said...

cool i liked what you have here mm and will see you next week eh...

Ji said...

My first Friday 55.
thank you for the attention!

Ji said...

Good evening,
the photo and the poem have a perfect match, so very cool Friday-55.
vivid and enjoyable!

Ji said...

Sunday-160 is up as well!
Welcome in,
Happy Sunday!

Matty said...

I've seen images like that before, and I always found it eery or something. Regardless, you always have the knack for describing it just right in 55.

Felicitas said...

What a lovely and powerful 55, MM! And the wall sculpture is really cool.