Thursday, March 24, 2011

55 - Foreboding Future

A silence broadcast itself 
through the stunned onlookers. 
Never had they been witness 
to such a tragic circumstance. 
Men cried, 
women hid the dazed 
and innocent eyes 
and ears of their children. 
With the future now in question, 
all they could do 
was sadly stumble 
through their suddenly shaken lives. 
The NFL was on strike.
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35 comments:

Titanium said...

Yeah. 'Cause in Japan, suddenly the NFL's problems seem really important.

Wait. What?

Sizzlin', MM. Sizzlin'.

Brian Miller said...

ugh. money & power at its finest...nice write monkey...and what Ti said...

Autumnforest said...

Really? I'm going to believe in a God in Heaven if that's so. My neighbors scream like chimps for hours on end. The zoo will be closed! Yahoo!

Evelyn said...

your last lines really shake stuff up...

The Writer Currently Known as Rory said...

They'll just have to absentmindedly stuff their faces to something else.

Me said...

Pointed commentary, MM. I like it.

Janna said...

I've been sitting here for the past ten minutes, trying really hard to shed a tear about sports-related things...

Alas.
I keep getting distracted by the thought of chicken wings and pizza rolls and miniature burritos dipped in garlic salsa.

Not that I have any of those things right now, but I imagine NFL devotees chowing down on them during gatherings.

If only I can wipe the NFL off the face of the planet, there will be 72% more pizza rolls available for me to eat.

I like the sound of that.

Jingle said...

NFL strike could be worldwide,
what a drama,
super pensive 55.
well done.

Jannie Funster said...

I was thinking Hindenburg until the reveal.

This is news to me, a NFL strike. Why are they striking?

xo

KB said...

What's NFL? Nice write MM.

joanny said...

Huh --This is a good one, like KB's response, unfortunately I do know what it stands for Nice Fashionably Legs = big men in tights, so what is the difference between men in tights in the ballet vs football? The men in the ballet are tougher, you try standing on your toes and running and landing full force on your toes... without being carried off the field... Smile, I am still on Thursday and just got home and FF55 is here already, will I ever get my mime week figured out?

Joanny

G-Man said...

MM....I have faith that they will play, too much money at stake.
Nice job converting this situation into fiction!(returns your serve)!
Loved your 55 My Friend...
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

hedgewitch said...

Nice irony. I once would have cared, but I grew up and the NFL grew down. It's all about money, and college ball's not too far behind. Great 55.

Steve E said...

Ah, Football where grown, immature, rich men try their best to kill one another, then after the final whistle walk off the field grabbing each others ass. And they waste SO MUCH Gatorade!

I watch parts of the Super Bowl--while I'm blogging, that is!

Suspense, and a surprise ending--you have a winner here Monkey Man.
PEACE!

Pheromone Girl said...

Oh, goodness.... things align AGAIN for us, we had similar thoughts.

Shaky 55

I love it!

Enchanted Oak said...

I read your 55 out loud. Now my hubby's heart is breaking.
I thought you were talking about Dear Liz's demise. You got me again.

RNSANE said...

Alas, I haven't shed one tear for the NFL...what's wrong with me? My three sons think they've raised a mother without feeling!!!

My 55 is at:

http://rnsane.blogspot.com/2011/03/friday-flash-55-rest-in-peace-elizabeth.html#links

Belinda Munoz said...

Wow, I had no idea. What have I been paying attention to?

izzy said...

Huh, well I like a football game here and there- but a good bloody college rumpus is fine with me. Thanks for playing!

the walking man said...

Oh crap that means no young rich boys in tight pants bending over, I hope my old lady hasn't heard about this yet. Or I'll have to dig out those dame spandex sweats.

Alice Audrey said...

Glad it's just the NFL and not Japan.

- Alice

Steve Isaak said...

Love the twist at the end. Exemplary.

Mama Zen said...

Maybe we should call in the Governor of Wisconsin . . .

Adsila said...

Yeah!

PattiKen said...

OK, Janna said much better than I, so...

I will add that, right now, it's a little like ice-cube makers striking in Antarctica.

MorningAJ said...

Disaster!
Very funny 55.

hpicasso said...

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

say it ain't so Ralphie...

5 months of prayer

Peace, hp

thanks for stopping by MM

Shanae Branham said...

I think that is what would truly happen if the NFL went on strike. I enjoyed your poem.

hope said...

Aw, the poor football addicts. :)

Seems like everyone in the world is on strike about something. Except me. Someone has to be "average". :)

hope said...

Aw, the poor football addicts. :)

Seems like everyone in the world is on strike about something. Except me. Someone has to be "average". :)

lime said...

like others i thought it would be about japan. certainly throws a light on what's really important though, eh?

Larry said...

I'm with alice but you had me anyway see ya next week.


The Vicious One


Larry Moon@This Blog Of Mine"

Olivia said...

Very clever!
I still thought it was about Japan.. :)

Smiles xx

Marla said...

You are amazing. One post so touching and the next such a crack up. Well done, Monkey. You deserve a banana.

Margaret said...

Is this true or not? I so don't follow football... But very, very nicely written!!