Friday, April 11, 2008

Turn the Page

On page fourteen, an exploded plane –
Pilot error in overcrowded sky
Leads to fear and terror,
Many die.

On page fifteen, don’t miss the special offer –

Cheap flights to Spain


Flight for Writers Island

earlier this week I posted a haiku about flight over on Crafty Green Poet, you can read it here.

19 comments:

polona said...

anything that sells...
well done!

Jeques said...

We are confronted with things like these in life, one holds us back, the other pushes us to go. For life are series of choices and one thing is sure one thing leads to another. I still believe that fear should not stop us from doing what we wanted no matter what. Be it the flight in page fifteen or fourteen, for in the end, our final flight is really back home to God.

I wish you well.

~ Jeques

anthonynorth said...

It sometimes seems that if we can't put the spin on it, it can't happen.

Just Jen said...

I like your blog here. I like how you wrote secret admirers instead of comments :D
Anyway, Like the writing :D
I don't like flying, even if the trip to Spain is cheap!

shubd07 said...

With such an economical use of words you have painted such vivid pictures !
Really great take on "Flight"

Thanks for your visit . Hope you come again .

Scot said...

Juliet
I like these poems overlooked in everyday life.

Constance said...

I love the telegraph, matter of fact tone of this poem. Really sets you up for the second stanza. Nicely done. :)

Linda Jacobs said...

This is chilling! Unfortunately, stories like this are getting so commonplace, they are buried on page 14! This well-written poem says so much in very few words!

Cricket's Hearth said...

what an interesting truth!

SweetTalkingGuy said...

How true...

myrtle beached whale said...

simple but so true

shubd07 said...

Hello


Thanks for for your previous visit . I have another poem for the same prompt or "Flight"

Hope you will look it up :)
Thanks

http://la-muse07.blogspot.com/2007/11/eagle.html

Fenny said...

Life and death often go hand in hand ... so true

Jo said...

You've highlighted the absurdity well.

Suma said...

what a great take on the prompt!!!

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Yowch! The coldness of our society never fails to amaze me.

Selma said...

Oh yeah, sell those papers, baby. That's what it's all about.

Paul said...

I like it !

haiku-shelf said...

what a contrast!