7.20.2012

devil's details

Keep your guard up,
lest foul creep in,
settling somewhere
between your belly
and your loins.

Keep your chin up,
lest that wound
fester, opening wide
enough for the salt
to get a good rub.

(For Fireblossom's devilish Friday prompt to the Real Toads.)

16 comments:

  1. WoW. First the warning, then the salt--tho it may be only in words. Ouch.

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  2. All we can do is keep up our guard, and do our best to make this world a better place for all. Even on days when it seems to be hopeless.

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  3. Not good if wounds fester...have to deal with things before it would get that far!

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  4. Yes indeed. One of my friend's fav expressions is: 'Anger will destroy the heart which feeds it'
    Very nice write.

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  5. I like the title especially. And the salt rub. Thanks for doing my challenge!

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  6. Great write! I love those last lines.

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  7. I love reading all the different takes on this prompt.......way cool one, Marian. Especially the salt.

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  8. Yes, we must keep both our guard and our chins up!

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  9. Oh my friend, where were you during my 20s??? LOL

    Feeling the weight of those words even now. Great work!

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  10. Marian - this is something special. Love it.

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