Five Minute Friday: Whisper

(So, I’ve been participating in a “writers’ flash mob” of sorts called Five Minute Friday. In response to a one-word prompt, hundreds of writers sit down and write for five minutes flat. No extreme editing; no worrying about perfect grammar, font or punctuation; unscripted and unedited. Here’s today’s edition…setting the timer….)

Five Minute Friday: Whisper

Go.

A quiet word of understated truth

A low breath of obvious insight

We crave such whispers of transformation

But the world is full of shouts and screams

Of out loud dreams

Of demands and accusations and impolite gestures

Until after a time

We don’t hear the shouts

We sleep through the train whistles passing behind the house

We acknowledge images of gruesome savagery with

Barely a nod and a zombie-like distant stare

Almost beyond caring

But not quite

We care

We just need quiet words and low breaths

We need a whisper

A still small voice

To tell us

Fear not

I’ve got this

Stop. Chair on a deck with an open Bible on a small side table - the sun shines on the Bible

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One thought on “Five Minute Friday: Whisper

  1. Well written my friend. Your time today prompts my journalist longings & spurs my prayers. Thanks for the introduction to FMF Challenge. This is my second week joining. Write ON!

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