Sunday, March 27, 2011

Sunday 160 - Strength of Spirit




He felt the gentle pressure
of a hand lovingly touch his shoulder
as an image appeared in his mind.
"Mom?",
he asked as his eyes opened.
But no being was there.
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If you wish to take the Sunday 160 challenge, here are the rules:

1. The Sunday 160 only uses EXACTLY 160 characters (including spaces).
2. Keep on schedule - post Sunday.
3. Let me know you have posted via a comment on my site.
(Be sure to mention you have posted a 160. Provide a link if you can)
4. Visit at least one other Sunday 160 writer.
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32 comments:

avoidtheclap said...

Oooooh! Creepy. Moms are finding new ways to "pressure" us. Call the X-Files.

I took the sarcastic route this week.

Olivia said...

woooooh Creepy...

But moms do make appearances in their own special way to comfort our lives every now n then.. My mom does.. :)

Well I have my Sunday 160 ready!
Strange Co- incidence..

Hugs xoxoxox

Devil’s Workshop

Larry said...

Yes I have had the same kind of experiences and I think it could be but most likely not but it is nice to think they are.

The Vicious One

Helen said...

Your poem is haunting, I love it.

I've joined you today ...

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Jinksy said...

I went for the plain old nightmare scenario..

A Daft Scots Lass said...

Oh but there was...

Larry, aka The Kid and The Old Goat said...

I didn't find it creepy, I found it wistful and a bit melancholy.

My contribution this Sunday can be found at http://lemoldman.blogspot.com


Larry (the other one - Nitewrit)

Larry, aka The Kid and The Old Goat said...

Oh, I guess I should have given the title. "What Lies Ahead...If", but it'll be the first one to appear.

Larry (nitewrit)

Brian Miller said...

mmm...i dont know if its good or bad when that happens...the reminders are nice but the loss returns...nice 160 monkey...

i am in!

Me said...

Comforting, not creepy, in my opinion. The touch was loving, the image peaceful.

I liked this very much, I think that many of us have experienced something quite similar.
-C

g-man said...

I found it comforting as well..I played

gautami tripathy said...

Whenever I have needed my dad, I have felt his presence....

Here is mine:

tools of the trade

Matty said...

She will always be there with you. And sometimes she lets you know.

Lisa said...

Here is my 160.

TEXT

Alice Audrey said...

Yet I'll bet he was still comforted.

I did one.

Pheromone Girl said...

OK, things are getting a little heavy (although I can relate about the "someone's there" moments) so I got silly today.

Dare ya

Adsila said...

Sometimes I feel the gentle touch of my Father who is no longer living but I feel is still with me.

The Bipolar Diva said...

*tears*

haikulovesongs said...

it's not the same thing as one's mother, but i do wake up sometimes feeling the weight and warmth of my cat against my back. he's been gone four and a half years now.

here's my 160 ~

http://haikulovesongs.wordpress.com/2011/03/27/nearly/

rosaria said...

Ah, this hopping from blog to blog is quite invigorating, a modern version of Alice following the rabbit down the hole...

Steve Isaak said...

Excellent, perfect piece.

Larry said...

David's date


Sorry I'm running so late.

turtlememoir said...

...a gentle reminder that we haven't lost them, not really - love your 160!


Mine is here.

Steve Isaak said...

I left a comment earlier.

Here's mine.

Me said...

A little late, but I made it! Mine is up. :)
-C

kavisionz said...

Oh yess... moms have a way of being there even if they are physical present.. they are ABSOLUTELY special!!

I liked the "spooky" touch to it, MM.. it made the read very warm and FELT!

Here is my 160 for this week...

kkrige said...

You will feel her presence most when she knows that you need her. Take comfort in it MM. I am playing this week here

Dianne said...

I love this one. I really love it. I haven't blogged in so long, sorry to be absent. Your hand caught my "hand therapist" attention, (see mine, HERE ) I need to learn to write smaller words and shorter sentences.

Green-Eyed Momster said...

I've honestly thought about you a million times since your mom passed away.

Powerful 160, MM.

I hope you and yours are happy and well...

Steve E said...

I have stories of happenings like this. Sometimes Mom, sometimes Not.
Always different, almost always with the result.

None of them could be told in 160 characters--grin!

Mama Zen said...

This is lovely and comforting.

Marla said...

I read this three times, crying. How I long to feel her touch just one more time. 9 years later and it still hurts.