"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw
"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time." ~Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Magpie Tales #105-Haiku for Hardtimes




A last gasp............
Lost opportunities fly past my eyes
Please answer.........



for more takes on this intriguing image by Eric Mahoney go here:
http://magpietales.blogspot.com

15 comments:

Brian Miller said...

def dont like to be the one calling in a moment of need with no answer....

Shawna said...

What a great ending! Once we're finally ready to make that desperate call, we must hold our breath hoping the ring is heard.

~Shawna
rosemarymint.wordpress.com

Mimi Foxmorton said...

Awww.....awww.......
I really hope she does! :)

Laurie Kolp said...

Reminds me of that one call people get when thet go to jail.

Helen said...

Ooooooooh, I saw "Incredibly Loud and Extremely Close" yesterday ... this is an eerie reminder of a few scenes in the film.

Charles Miller said...

I think I've made a few of those phone calls myself!

Lyn said...

So full of yearning..and waiting for fate...

Linda said...

And the sad part is, back in the day of phone booths, there was no answering machines, voice mail or call waiting. If it was your last quarter, tough. I love the way you were able to design a situation of desperation with such an economy of words. Nice composition. Thank you for sharing this.

Tumblewords: said...

Superb!

Helena said...

That ring can often last an a lifetime....

Doctor FTSE said...

While there's phones there's hope!

Jinksy said...

'last gasp?' Cor! Nice one. :)

Carrie Burtt said...

Like this Kathe!....Love the photo from your window! :-)

~T~ said...

"Please answer"
We all know how that feels! Nice.

Bee's Blog said...

Please don't let it be engaged - won't have the nerve to try again!